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Beautiful swan. Makes me think of the swans in Springbank Park in Ontario, swimming through the willows along the waters edge.


Mute Swan (Cygnus olor). One of the most instantly recognisable of all British birds. Swans prefer shallow, slow flowing water where they feed on water plants, insects and snails. Until recently populations were in decline but since the ban on lead fishing weights numbers have started to recover.

from Mail Online

All aboard! Mother swan takes babies under her wing for trip across the pond

Today, the Crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but The Queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the Thames.

from Top Dreamer

36 Amazing Animal Hugging Photos

Feng Shui For Better Relationships & More Love!!!! Mating for life, swans are a wonderful enhancement for love and relationships - to embrace the one you are with or to empower the love energy to come to you. Also things in pairs are great for love.

from Mail Online

Black swan stands out after gatecrashing group of 600 white ones at ancient swannery

The jet black swan has arrived at Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset and set up home with the resident 600 mute swans - which are all white. We get the black swans here in NZ