Saturday, December 20, 2014

MUTE SWAN


This beauty is a Mute Swan, Cygnus olor.  He can be found in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  The name 'mute' derives from the Mute Swan being less vocal than other swan species.  This large swan has white plumage with an orange bill bordered with black.  It is recognizable by its pronounced black knob on top of its bill.







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32 comments:

Derek said...

You've captured this quite beautifully.
Thanks for your very generous comment left on my blog.
Best wishes, D

Cloudia said...

How very well shown and told!
ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

William Kendall said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Dan the Mountain Man said...

The swans are very beautiful birds. They are so graceful while they are swimming.

Elephant's Child said...

Oh my. Oh my, oh my. Just beautiful - thank you.

Mama Zen said...

These are stunning!

diane b said...

He looks like he has a nose as well as a beak. Great close up shots.

Ginny said...

Your pictures show how beautiful he is...almost like a mythical creature! The first and the last are my favorites.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of the beautiful swan! We've had both mute swans and whooper swans at a bird lake nearby. The whoopers can be very loud!

Margaret Adamson said...

Stunning head shots of the Mute Swan. Have a good Sunday and a wonderful Christmas week.

Valerie said...

He's a handsome swan. I always thought mute meant they couldn't make any noise until I saw one having a free for all one day and heard that he could actually 'speak'.

Thank you so much for your lovely comment about the Christmas story.It was based on my son being called to arms in N.Ireland one Christmas. I have done a few postings with my Christmas stuff up to Christmas Day, thank goodness Blogger allows us to schedule our posts.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots of the swan, Denise.. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

photodoug said...

Great close-ups. May your and your family have a Merry Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Cattails said...

Very beautiful photos. So crisp and clear, I can see every detail of the swan. Have a lovely Sunday. xoxo Mildred

TexWisGirl said...

just lovely.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

It is beautiful

Al said...

He is a beauty and you've got some great shots of him.

Marie said...

Beautiful photos and interesting info, Denise. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Oh, what a pretty surprise header! And the droplets of water just below the swan’s beak is also compelling in the last photo. :)

Katinka said...

Swan is one of my favourite bird. We have them also here in Finland and every time they looks so beatufull. Have a lovely christmas time!

Stephanie said...

Love the closeup details of this muted Swan.

Jen said...

They are such beautiful birds. I finally saw one recently, but wasn't able to get photos. Yours are amazing.

Kay said...

I guess it doesn't have to call attention to himself for everyone to notice how beautiful he or she is.

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful details on this graceful swan. The little drip of water coming off the beak is awesome.

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Stewart M said...

Nice portraits! Our swans are black!

Hope you have a good Christmas.

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sandra said...

such a beautiful face... super photos of this amazing bird

Felicia said...

gorgeous images of a beautiful bird Denise.

NatureStop said...

Lovely shots!Greetings from Dubai! Really enjoyed going through your blog. Have a Blessed Christmas! Will be back soon...

Shantana

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

An interesting swan with a handsome head.

Laura said...

Oh my Denise, what a beauty! Wishing you much joy in this season of love.

bettyl-NZ said...

You captured such a beauty! Love all the details in your shots.Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Rambling Woods said...

These are wonderful head shots Denise. I love the water droplet coming off the swan's face. Please have a very Happy Holiday Season ..... Michelle