Saturday, December 20, 2014


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.

I am linking with the following meme's as they open; Anni's Bird D'Pot,   Michelle's Nature Notes,  and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesdayand thank you very much for these very enjoyable memes.  Please click on the the light blue links to visit other participants.