Mute Swans at Bay View in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 10, 2016

3 Mute Swans have been hanging around along the lake shore on Lake Michigan in Bay View the last few days. I actually stumbled across them feeding while birding today. Took a few shots to share as not much else was going on today along the lake. This exotic species was brought over from Europe in the 1800’s for ornamental additions to parks and estates. The species is now heavily managed in Wisconsin and other states in USA. Beautiful day out there along with full sun, mild temps for November with a stiff wind. Images were taken on November 10, 2016.

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Mute Swan

Binomial name: Cygnus olor

Category: Ducks, Geese, and Swans

Size: 60” long, 75” wing span

Weight: 22 lb

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They eat underwater vegetation

They eat underwater vegetation in shallow water

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They eat underwater vegetation in shallow water

They eat underwater vegetation in shallow water

Preening

Preening

More preening

More preening

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Preening

Preening

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

6 Responses to Mute Swans at Bay View in Milwaukee County Wisconsin on November 10, 2016

  1. Ed Means says:

    Great photos. Really enjoyed them. I should get out to the Milwaukee Lakefront but probably won’t as I have a great distaste for all the traffic. My closest venture is Port Washington.
    Cheers
    Ed

  2. Annie says:

    Very nice pics Jim. Enjoyed everyone of them . Thanks for sharing

  3. Stacy says:

    Even though a lot of people don’t like mute swans, I think they are beautiful. They were “managed” off the lake I live on unfortunately. They were so beautiful to watch. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous images!

  4. Tami says:

    Your photos are often the highlight of my day. Keep up the good work. 🙂

  5. Sarah says:

    Very nice! I especially like the details of the water droplets

  6. Elaine Swanson says:

    Jim – these closeups give us a chance to see the swan’s marvelous details. The arched head and neck appear to be covered in a soft fur. Despite such extraordinary beauty, there’s something that suggests quiet modesty. The liquid setting captures a private scene – we don’t hear any traffic.

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