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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Mute Swans

I was out at Esquimalt Lagoon a few days ago. It's a bird sanctuary and I was wondering what kind of birds were there at this time of year. I didn't see anything surprising but enjoyed these Mute Swans when they came swimming along the shore. Mute Swans are not indigenous and these are descended from escapees from Beacon Hill Park long ago. They have naturalized themselves at Esquimalt Lagoon and also at Albert Head Lagoon just a little further west along the coast.


Eclecticity said...

Beautiful shot, they look so elegant.

JoJo said...

Swans are beautiful. Why are they called Mute? Do they make no noise?

Benjamin Madison said...

Thanks Eclecticity.

@JoJo - yes, these swans don't make any noise, unlike the Trumpeter swans that are very vocal. You asked about a building yesterday - it's not new - at least not within the last 15 years or so.

William Kendall said...

They are indeed beautiful.