Saturday, November 6, 2010

Trumpeter Swan

Hubby and I were down the river the other day and spotted these two swans with Canada geese.  What I haven't been able to distinguish is I know the black bill, long neck and white body is the trumpeter, but in the description of these swans there is nothing saying that male and female have different coloured bills and yet these two have.  I was also told that they mate for life.  Any suggestions, are they both the same bird with different bills...  After looking further it would appear that the swan with the orange bill is a Mute Swan.

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