The Mute Swans were really showing off the last time I visited
Lake of the Lilies
They are a large and unmistakeable waterbird.
They are elegant and beautiful, and they sure do turn it on when they see a camera.
When doing research in my bird book,
I was surprised to see the small area of the United States they occupy.
If you look closely, you can see that the New Jersey coastline and slightly north is purple.
Purple indicates that they are here and we see them year round.
According to my book, as you can see, not many people in the United States have that privilege!
This is the book I use and love, it includes all of the large birds and ducks
and has beautiful pictures!