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Mute swan family waiting for handouts. by William Brennan

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These mute swan parents were very tame and had no problem with me being near their cygnets. Mute swans (males mostly) can be VERY territorial and have been known to attack humans and even boats to protect their territory. These guys were used to me so I was not worried about being charged at all. This was taken on the shore of Lake Ames in Rockaway, NJ. :)

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I’ve always appreciated nature, but I didn’t show interest in photography until digital started to come into it’s own. I had many cheap cameras over the years, but when I got the Nikon D3100 for my birthday last year, I really started to realize what photography was all about. I’ve had such a blast learning on the go over the past 10 months. I’ve gotten shots that I could have only dreamed of a year ago. I hope you all enjoy my photos, and by all means, BUY SOMETHING! =)

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  • Heidi Foreman
    Heidi Foremanover 4 years ago

    Question: If they are Mute Swans, do they not speak?? Wow I’ve never seen so many swan babies..7. we only get 4 at the Buderim Pond in Qld Australia, and then the eels get to them and other domestic animals and usually we only get 1 or 2 survivors. I hope you get more than that.

  • Sorry for the lateness of this reply Heidi. They are not completely mute, but they are just the least vocal of the swan species. They jut tend to hiss or grunt.

    – William Brennan

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature! :)

    – William Brennan

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