Photographer's Note

Today a photo of a white swan that I took at an artificial lake on the main garden of Seixal.
Swans are large water birds of the family Anatidae, which also includes geese and ducks.
Male swans are called cobs and female swans are called pens. They have webbed feet to help them swim.
Swans eat water plants by putting their beaks under the water. They also eat small animals like frogs and worms.
Female swans lay their eggs in April in nests near the water. They build their nests on the ground from grass and water plants like reeds and bull rushes.
Swans usually mate for life, though "divorce" does sometimes occur, particularly following nesting failure. The number of eggs in each clutch is between 3–8.

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Additional Photos by Teresa Travassos (TeresaT) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1507 W: 70 N: 3013] (10806)
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