Al Fredericksson

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Mute Swan

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Walking South along the Trent one afternoon in February 2009, we saw a group of mute swans fly by.

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We caught up with the swans about half a mile further on, where they had gathered to bathe.

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We noticed that there was a black swan with the group, presumably a captive bird that has escaped into the wild.

Apparently they survive quite well, as their habitat is much the same as that of mute swans. There are more picures of the black swan on a separate page.

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The swans performed their usual bathing and preening rituals.

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We left the swans and walked on to Hazleford Ferry.

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As we were returning to Fiskerton about an hour later, the swans were walking back to the river, having been in a neighbouring field.