The Mute Swan is the swan of Kings. These huge birds have been the favourite of British Royalty for a very long time. They are not a native species in North America but were introduced many years ago. They have survived quite well in our Canadian climate and are starting to out compete the native Swans. Considered a pest in some places steps have been taken to control the population.
They are still one of the most regal birds nature has created. Please enjoy a few of my photographs.