The Mute Swan

1. Large white swan with an orange red bill.                                                                                              

2. Largest wintering numbers 250-2500 birds found on Loughs Neagh and Beg and upper Lough Erne in Northern Ireland and Lough Ennle the Shannon callows and river Slaney in Winter.                 3. Water plants which these large birds can reach with their long necks at depths of up to one metre. Also they graze on land and Occasionally feed on small amphibians snails and insects.

4. Amber-listed in Ireland as more than 20% of the European population is consider.          

5.Only likely to be confused with whopper and Bewick swans in Ireland.                                    

I picked this bird because it is so cool and lovely colour on it.

 

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