The Black Swan is the only entirely black-coloured swan in the world.
They form isolated pairs or small colonies in shallow wetlands. Birds pair for life, with both adults raising one brood per season. The eggs are laid in an untidy nest made of reeds and grasses. The nest is placed either on a small island or floated in deeper water.
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Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture.

  • Many thanks, the swans are being a lot more friendly at the moment! Or maybe they’re just used to me now!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08over 3 years ago

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  • Jan Siemucha
    Jan Siemuchaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Black Swan !
    Congrats again on the feature !

  • Many thanks Jan!

    – byronbackyard

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Lovely reflections in your image of one of my favourite birds !
    Congrats on your feature !

  • Many thanks Trish, I love them too and watch them all the time out in the wetlands!

    – byronbackyard

  • Lyrebird
    Lyrebirdover 3 years ago

    When i get better at gouache i am so painting this one, it just screams to be painted! i love the trunks and the water, well everything, you are so lucky to get shots like this

  • Many thanks for your very kind comment, one of those lucky moments in nature where the swan just sat there for me!

    – byronbackyard

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    A terrific capture Deb.

  • Many thanks Al!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 3 years ago


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

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