SD7908 : Mute Swan

near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

Mute Swan
Mute Swan
The mute swan (Cygnus olor) is a very large white waterbird. It has a long S-shaped neck, and an orange bill with black at the base of it. It breeds across most of the UK and may be seen anywhere there is a shallow lake, or a slow-flowing river or canal, even in urban areas and parks. This one is on the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal just north of Radcliffe.

Mute Swans are less vocal than other swans but, despite the name, they are certainly not “mute”, making a variety of grunting, hoarse whistling, and snorting noises.
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2012
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Date Taken
Monday, 12 March, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 12 March, 2012
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Canals 
Canal (from Tags)
Manchester Bolton and Bury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7914 0839 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.3017N 2:18.9883W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7914 0841
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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