Saturday, June 15, 2024

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) - 21Mar2023 & 06Apr2020

Everyone knows the Mute Swan!  Its natural range is in Eurasia but it has been heavily introduced in North America with much controversy.  Here is one from the UK where they are "countable".

In North Carolina it depends who you talk to when considering countability.  Some say that the ones seen on Pea Island on the OBX are.  I happened to see one in 2020 that was floating in the ocean off of Johnnie Mercer Pier.  I like to think a "domesticated" swan would never do that.

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