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Mute Swan

Mute Swan
The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is native to much of Europe and Asia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is also an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Mute swans nest on large mounds that they build with waterside vegetation in shallow water on islands in the middle or at the very edge of a lake. They are monogamous and often reuse the same nest each year, restoring or rebuilding it as needed. Male and female swans share the care of the nest, and once the cygnets are fledged it is not uncommon to see whole families looking for food.They feed on a wide range of vegetation, both submerged aquatic plants which they reach with their long necks, and by grazing on land. The food commonly includes agricultural crop plants such as wheat, and feeding flocks in the winter may cause significant crop damage, often as much through trampling with their large webbed feet, as through direct consumption. Taken at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. No processing or touch-ups.

Jeff Farley, Minty Chewson, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, TKJ1966 and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo

10 comments - The latest ones
3 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
i love swans very much this is a stunning shot i love the reflections also
you always do a lovely write up with your photos i enjoy reading it very much
3 years ago.
Ania ...
Ania ...
3 years ago.
A beautiful swan :-)) Great capture.
3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
A beautiful and graceful creature!
3 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
belle prise!
3 years ago.
Kris W (Formerly kmw1018 on Flickr)
Kris W (Formerly kmw…
Many thanks!
3 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Awesome shot.
3 years ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A lovely shot Kris.
10 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
An excellent image Kris, thank you for posting to Fur, Fin and Feather.
10 months ago.