April 05, 2014

Soft landing




There was a mixture of swans at Lasalle Marine in Burlington the other day.
Mutes, tundra and trumpeter swans were all in the same area. I was hoping to get a three species shot but it didn't work out.

Cygnus olor

The black knob at the base of the male Mute Swan's bill swells during the breeding season and becomes noticeably larger than the female's. The rest of the year the difference between the sexes is not obvious.

Cygnus olor

The black knob at the base of the male Mute Swan's bill swells during the breeding season and becomes noticeably larger than the female's. The rest of the year the difference between the sexes is not obvious.

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