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Mute Swan, Asleep

Observed: 25th March 2013 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Mute Swan, resting, Fowlmere, 2013-03-25 003
Description:

Definitely asleep, not blinking. It's eyes were shut for several minutes.

Identifications
Species interactions

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Species with which Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) interacts

Comments

Milvus's picture

Cold beak?

I agree with the identification but is it really sleeping - or just keeping its beak warm?

Mute swan, unhurried elegance personified - but try weighing a couple of hundred of them in a morning - definitely gets you in the shoulders.

Simon Walker's picture

No, Keith

YOU try and weigh a couple of hundred of them... ;-)

Kind Regards

Simon