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Mute swans

Observed: 8th November 2009 By: cp345cp345’s reputation in Birds
Mute swans
Little Petherick Creek
Description:

Resident mute swans in Little Petherick Creek (Camel estuary)- they seemed to be having a mini feeding frenzy in this one spot - I'm sure I could here the cracking of mollusc shells - do they eat molluscs?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Mute swan (Cygnus olor) interacts

Comments

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Lovely photos

According to the BBC website: 'Mute swans are mostly vegetarian but will occasionally eat small insects and fish.' But don't know if they have the skills to crack mollusc shells?

Lucy

OU Student