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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  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 2 years ago

    a black attack !! great shot Deb, hope you had a lovely Christmas :))

  • Many thanks Trish, it was soooo windy too but the Swans were having a wonderful time flirting, bugling and being territorial. Quiet Xmas, waiting for my first grandchild to arrive on the scene! Best wishes for NY, hope it’s a good one!

    – byronbackyard

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 2 years ago

    29 December 2011 – 1 image per 24hrs!

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 2 years ago

    A terrific capture Deb.

  • Many thanks Al!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 2 years ago

    January 2, 2012

  • Many thanks Teresa, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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