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Swans - Hattyú

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)


These swans were spotted swimming on a fresh water lake (Lake Velence), the water temperature at the time was around 25C. The lake is abundant in reeds and frogs, and I saw people fishing so I assume fish too (despite the fact that none of the pictures show any of that!). Sandy lake bottom.


Despite hissing when I got within in 1.5 meters from them they don't seem to mind people too much as they swam right into the middle of the most densely human occupied areas of the lake. I'm adding a link to a site with info about the lake too, just incase someone finds it interesting.

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Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Hmmm.. Nice... IDs should be local and Global... Everyone should get idea what is called a organism at every corner of the World.

CikraVajnai 7 years ago

just because you requested :P happy now?
Thanks for your help.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

You find their details with Mute swan on net... Use local name and global name in ID.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Oh.. then try to make small video with such experience.. next time your visit and add here..!!

CikraVajnai 7 years ago

Thanks, although they were a tad agressive too...hissed a lot, added to the adorable factor :-P and now I remember that I forgot to add the local name. In hungarian swan is Hattyu.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

Simply adorable...

Velence, Dunántúl, Hungary

Lat: 47.22, Long: 18.65

Spotted on Aug 21, 2011
Submitted on Aug 21, 2011

Spotted for mission

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