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Mute Swans

Mute Swan - Stover - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Mute

I never get bored of Mute Swans, Cygnus olor: There’s something about their size, their poise and their steady pace that enthrals …

Mute Swan - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Pink Zebras and Ginger Swans

In Devon everything in the countryside takes on the colour of the soil; and that colour is often red. The Devonian red …

Mute Swan - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Mute

Photographing Swans is as difficult as photographing snow. They often appear bleached and featureless. Or bedraggled and dirty. Getting the exposure just …

Moorhen - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Feathered friends

There’s time to visit Stover Country park and see some wildlife today. I’m taking my dad along so he can experience one …

Cirl Bunting - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

An evening in the fields

As part of the Wildlife Trusts’ #30DaysWild I’m heading out to have some nature experiences every day this month. Today I’m heading …

Mute Swans - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

From Cygnet to Swan

When did you last spend an hour so completely absorbed in something in the natural world that you forgot what time it …

Mute Swan - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Basal knob

That huge lump on the base of this Mute Swan’s beak is called a basal knob. Knowing that, however, tells you nothing …

Mute Swan - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Only an hour to spare…

There’s very good scientific evidence about the health benefits of nature. Scientists showed that people recovering from operations in hospitals needed less …

Mute Swan - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Mute Swan

Here’s a drawing of a Mute Swan I did forty years ago. And here’s a photograph of a Mute Swan I took …