SD7706 : Nesting Swans

near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

Nesting Swans
Nesting Swans
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 is nesting at the side of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal between Radcliffe and Little Lever.

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
Tuesday, 14 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Canals  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Canal (from Tags)
Manchester Bolton and Bury 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 771 066 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:33.3314N 2:20.7562W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 771 065
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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