Saturday, January 12, 2013

Saturday Evening Creature Feature, Mute Swan

The Mute Swan is an Old World swan that have become established in parts of the North East. It is a familiar sight in urban ponds and lakes of Europe.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

It is actually native to the fresh water marshes and lakes of central Asia.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

They are relative tame here in America and Brittan, however in their native area, they are unapproachable.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

Their domestication goes back to the 12th century in Brittan. They were also domesticated by the Greeks and Romans.

©2013 Steve Borichevsky

The Asian populations are in decline as habitats are lost.

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Carol Mattingly said...

Beautiful so utterly beautiful Steve!!!!!

Cheri said...


Gemma Wiseman said...

A fascinating, beautiful post! Each photo of the swans' "poses" is captivating!

Jackie said...

Oh my goodness this makes my mind up completely. As soon as we get out of this drought I am getting swans.

I keep ducks and geese. But, I only have two geese left....bobcats..:-(!

I am definitely going to get some swans. These are just magnificent and your shots are marvelous!!

Great job!!

eileeninmd said...

Steve, beautiful shots of the pretty swans!

Kerri said...

Synchronized Swans.... LOVE these!

Anonymous said...

Absolutamente preciosas estas capturas...Preciosos ejemplares y muy bien captados




TheChieftess said...

wonderful captures!!! Especially the first shot!

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