Nests, Eggs & Baby Birds






"Mute Swan"










Mute Swan cygnet at Lake Eola
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Snow W. Frost
Mute Swan cygnet "swimming"
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Snow W. Frost
Mute Swan cygnet "face"
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Snow W. Frost
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(Lake Eola, downtown Orlando)
Mute Swan family "grooming"
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost
Mute Swan "cygnet"
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost
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Snow W. Frost
"cygnets" sound asleep
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Snow W. Frost
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Mute Swan cygnet "resting foot"
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Snow W. Frost
Mute Swan and cygnet
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Snow W. Frost
"Mute Swan Juvenile"
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Ian Gereg








Mute Swans are very large, long-necked waterfowl. Mute Swans are often silent, although they sometimes hiss or grunt. When flying, its wingbeats produce a loud rhythmic hum. It has white plumage, a long pointed tail and a very long slender neck, which it tends to hold in an S-curve. Its bill is orange with a prominent black knob at the base and it quite often swims with its wings held up over its back in an arch. They carry thier babies on their back while swimming.


Nest: Large mass of plant material.

Eggs: 4-6

Incubation: 34-38 days; female incubates.

Food: Aquatic plants





My personal notes...

Mute swans are huge, yet so graceful. So beautiful to watch them swim, holding their wings up over its back in an arch. They carry their babies on their backs while swimming...so intersting to see that. It interesting to see hold a swan holds its wings up high to look larger when it feels threatened...it puts its head down like a missile being launced at a target and charges. A loud hiss/spit sound...like a cat does is also dispersed at the targeted enemy. They are quite territorial.





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