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7 hours ago, John Morrison said:

Yes...

Thank you kind sir; I don't always believe what I find on the internet, so I like to make sure from a photographer.

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Hard to tell from here, the sound's turned off . . .

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48 minutes ago, dustydingo said:

Hard to tell from here, the sound's turned off . . .

 

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Those are indeed Mute Swan. One must be careful not to get too close to their signets (young ones), as both the mother and dad will aggressively wave you off.  

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I would say that is quite a young mute swan at the back - probably between 18 months and 2 and a half years, likely female, and possibly not paired.  I cannot see the pair in front closely enough but it is possibly a collection of young swans between the time they are driven out by parents and pair up and find a territory for themselves.

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4 hours ago, Starsphinx said:

I would say that is quite a young mute swan at the back - probably between 18 months and 2 and a half years, likely female, and possibly not paired.  I cannot see the pair in front closely enough but it is possibly a collection of young swans between the time they are driven out by parents and pair up and find a territory for themselves.

Thanks Starsphinx, I was there to shoot a summer(actually Spring) concert and saw the swans and geese in the pond at the venue.  I was not going to use this particular photo but others to upload and knew there are some good wildlife photographers on here that know certain species.  I was pretty sure of the name but wanted to make sure.....

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