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Birds of America

Have you really seen the birds that are around you? If not I encourage you to look closer.

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Lewis Falls

Lewis Falls in the Fall time...

Bighorn Sheep Ram Herd

Summer herd of bighorn sheep rams...

Grand Geyser

Grand, on right, Turban, and Vent Geyser erupting...

Firehole River

Firehole River with steam rolling out of Grand Prismatic and Excelsior Geysers in the background...

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Mute Swan

Mute swan swimming among the sun sparkles

The above Mute Swan was photographed in New Jersey, but in reality Mute Swans came from Central Eurasia. The were originally brought to America as decorations for ponds of parks and estates. They can be aggressive and have threaten native waterfowl.

Mating is typically for life, but occasionally they will "divorce" their mate and move on. Swans will re-mate if they lose their mate. If a male loses its mate and re-mates with a younger female the female moves to his territory. If the male re-mates with an older female he moves to her territory.

You will find the Mute Swan in shallow coastal ponds, estuaries, ponds, bogs, and streams flowing into lakes where they feast on aquatic plants and some aquatic animals. They tips-up to feed on submerged vegetation.

Mute Swan with cygnet, baby, eating

The female lays a clutch of 1 - 11 eggs in an open bowl nest which is usually found on a large mound of aquatic vegetation. Cygnets, babies, are swimming within 24 hours of hatching.

Mute Swan with wings displayed


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