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It must be so much fun trying to woo your future lady when your a male swan, much better than us fellas trying the same thing with chocolates and flowers. If there is such a thing when I'm gone I might try and come back as a one, bring it on I say !

The Mute swan actually gets its name from the fact that its is less vocal than other swan species and is one of the heaviest flying birds. A male swan is known as a Cob while the female is known as a Pen and has a lifespan of around 12 years in the wild and can reach 30 years if in an protected environment.

Our largest and heaviest water bird to be found in the UK. Male and female seen here with the male in the back being slightly larger and has a bigger caruncle at the base of the bill which can sometimes be known as berry or knob. Male swans are called a Cob and the female is called a Pen.

This lone Mute Swan probed the dark waters of the marsh on another dark winter day in Michigan.

Early morning start and a graceful Mute Swan touches down on the mist covered lake at sunrise.

Taken at Grimley Worcestershire.

Mute Swan on the lake of Saint-Point, Jura, France.

 

Swan, largest waterfowl species of the subfamily Anserinae, is generally classified in the genus Cygnus. There are around 7 different species of swan found around the world. The size, colour and behaviour a swan individual is largely dependent on it's species and the area in which it lives.

Today swans are a threatened species of animal mainly due to hunting and habitat loss. Pollution (mainly water pollution) is also a major reason as why the swan populations are declining.

 

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Keeping a check on her surroundings here, she finally found a quite peaceful area for here cygnets in the end. Due to the lockdown and people discovering new green spaces to me it seemed like a double edged saw as from I could see saw was that some family's could not tell the difference from a play ground in a park from a nature reserve with this family of swans trying to get away from the dogs of leads and being disturbed by young children chasing them, not the kids thought but the parents.

Another close up on a mute swan running on water

 

x-ray of the wings :)

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Mute Swan preening it's feathers in one of the ponds out at Cedar Meadows Resort and Spa in Mountjoy located in Mountjoy Township in the City of Timmins Northeastern Ontario Canada.

 

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(Cygnus olor) I think this image would make a fantastic jigsaw puzzle!

Mute Swan in a menacing pose in one of the ponds out at Cedar Meadows Resort and Spa located in the City of Timmins Northeastern Ontario Canada.

Taken Poole Park, Poole, Dorset. This image has been taken at a local location close to my home address during lockdown. I would normally be in Portugal this time of year so this is an opportunity to get reacquainted with some local nature reserves.

The mute swan is a species of swan and a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Europe and Asia, and the far north of Africa. It is an introduced species in North America, Australasia and southern Africa.

Out of the three species of wild swans to be found in the UK which can in the wild have a lifespan of up to 12 years. The Mute Swan is the less vocal one and is unique in making a vibrant throbbing sound with the wings when in flight. The Mute Swan is also the national bird of Denmark. A large group of swans can be called , school, ballet and regatta. No swan has ever broken any ones arm, this is a actually a complete myth.

Taken Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth Dorset

Taken Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth, Dorset.

Out of the three species of wild swans to be found in the UK with a lifespan of up to 12 years in the wild. The Mute Swan is the less vocal one and is unique in making a vibrant throbbing sound with the wings when in flight. The Mute Swan is also the national bird of Denmark. A large group of swans can be called , school, ballet and regatta. No swan has ever broken any ones arm, this is a actually a complete myth.

The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a species of swan and a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Eurosiberia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is an introduced species in North America, home to the largest populations outside of its native range, with additional smaller introductions in Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species. Measuring 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange beak bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the beak, which is larger in males.

The mute swan was first formally described by the German naturalist Johann Friedrich Gmelin as Anas olor in 1789, and was transferred by Johann Matthäus Bechstein to the new genus Cygnus in 1803. Both cygnus and olor mean "swan" in Latin; cygnus is a variant form of cycnus, a borrowing from Greek κύκνος kyknos, a word of the same meaning.

Despite its Eurasian origin, its closest relatives are the black swan of Australia and the black-necked swan of South America, not the other Northern Hemisphere swans of the genus Cygnus.[2] The species is monotypic, with no living subspecies.

 

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Taken Longham Lakes, Ferndown, Dorset

Taken River Stour, Bournemouth, Dorset. This image has been taken on a local walk close to my home address during lockdown. I would normally be in Portugal this time of year so this is an opportunity to get reacquainted with some local nature reserves.

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Taken Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth, Dorset.

a male mute swan running on water

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Taken on the River Frome, near Wool, Dorset

Swans in the winter air

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Taken Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth, Dorset. This image has been taken on a local walk close to my home address during lockdown. I would normally be in Portugal this time of year so this is an opportunity to get reacquainted with some local nature reserves.

Taken Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth, Dorset.

Taken Stour Valley Nature Reserve, Bournemouth, Dorset.

Mute Swan - Cygnus Olor

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