SJ6887 : Mute Swans Feeding on the Bridgewater Canal

near to Lymm, Warrington, Great Britain

Mute Swans Feeding on the Bridgewater Canal
Mute Swans Feeding on the Bridgewater Canal
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 pair are feeding on the grass bank of the Bridgewater Canal - much better for them than dry bread thrown into the water by passers by (LinkExternal link - Feeding Swans, Geese and Ducks).

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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Thursday, 22 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 March, 2012
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Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6811 8733 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9109N 2:28.8528W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6815 8729
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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