4 immature swans preening, and a Canada Goose in the background. The two parent swans were nearby but I didn't get them in a photo. They have a nest at the other end of the lake.
Two mute swans on a "day out" on river Limmat in the heart of Zurich, accompanied by two cygnets (theirs presumably, one swan seemed to have an eye on them). The cygnets were rather playful, one chasing the other, trying to bite the other's neck, the kind of thing young siblings do.
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...