White Swan with nest and eggs.
Great North Road, Wanganui, New Zealand
The first Mute Swan or Cygnus olor I've seen this year, a beautiful one, floating on a canal with some ducks at La Granja.
Patos y cisnes en un parque
Very territorial towards the black swans on the lake.
A group of seven mute swan were quietly feeding and resting in a still area of Harts Creek.
very territorial and aggressive at present. The black knob above his beak means he is thinking about breeding.
The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan, and thus a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It 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. Measuring 125 to 170 centimetres (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan...