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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Dipper. And the Red-crested Turaco by Callum on our Guest Photos. New! Bobs Wildlife Youtube Channel. Keep your eyes open for "The Springtime Chick Count".

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Thursday, 13 March 2014

Mute Swan [Cygnus olor]

The mute swan is a very large white waterbird. It has a long S-shaped neck, and an orange bill with black at the base of it. Flies with its neck extended and regular slow wingbeats. The population in the UK has increased recently, perhaps due to better protection of this species. The problem of lead poisoning on lowland rivers has also largely been solved by a ban on the sale of lead fishing weights. Some birds stay in their territories all year, while others move short distances and form winter flocks. In cold weather, some birds arrive from Europe into eastern England.


39 comments:

  1. Stunning shot, Bob. The lighting is amazing.

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    1. Magnificent Swans are indeed R Mac.

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  3. Fantástico encuadre, y buena nitidez. Un saludo

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  4. Fabulous image! The nesting season seems to start early whatever the weather.........great shots in previous posts.....

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    1. Yes, the breeding season is coming.

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  5. Bob, das sage ich nur WOW.
    Wieder ein beeindruckendes Foto.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht dir
    Irmi

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  6. Hola Bob magnifico retrato de este Cisne.Un abrazo

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  7. Magnificent shot Bob!!What a beauty!I love swans!You know that!!
    Dimi...

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  8. Ce cygne est majestueux . Très belle photo ! Bonne soirée.

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  9. Awesome closeup of the Mute Swan! Have a happy weekend, Bob!

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    1. Swans awesome I believe, thanks Eileen.

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  10. To jest piękny i dostojny ptak. Portret ma wspaniały. Pozdrawiam.
    This is a beautiful and stately bird. Portrait of a gorgeous. Yours.

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  11. Glad to hear they have banned the lead fishing weights.
    Such regal birds ~ beautiful capture Bob.

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    1. Yes, I am pleased that lead has been banned.

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  12. Brilliant image of Mute Swam.. Congrats Bob..

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  13. Nice shot. The curves in the head and neck are amazing.

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  14. That song flashes me back to age 16! Working overnight, school during the day, naps when I could, bicycling about the city. . . . . . Regal Bird well shown also, Bob


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  15. Perfect play of light on this excellent portrait, Bob!
    A very beautiful photo!
    Have a great day!

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  16. Such a beautiful portrait of this gorgeous creature.

    Have a wonderful weekend, Bob!

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  17. Bob, I just love your Mute Swan close-ups.

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  18. Your photos are always so beautiful ... I admire.

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