We generally have a lot of Mute Swans in the lakes in this area.
During the winter they fly south as do many of the larger water fowl.
I saw one pair at
One of the two appeared to have a broken wing and was struggling significantly in the water.
I wondered if the pair had stayed here because that one was unable to fly...
honoring the mate because swans mate for life.
Although divorce can occur, it is rare, only common if nesting failure occurs!
Swans are very similar in appearance and difficult to tell apart,
the bill/basal knob is smaller in the female.
- when reality hurts, make sure to soar above the dream-stained sky -
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