Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Shibden Park

Still a pair of Mute swans with 5 cygnets. The male still shows the result of what I've been told was a dog attack. And one of the cygnets is white, with a pale bill: leucistic?


AndyC said...

Watched the swans chasing the Canada geese goslings the other day when i left there was only one left..!!!

Mick C said...

Hi Peter
Can't see image on my phone but a white mute swan cygnet with pale pink bill and legs is the genetic variant colour form known as 'the Polish swan". A well known variant though I've never actually seen one. Does your bird fit that?

Peter Smith said...

I haven't seen the legs, but otherwise it does fit your description of Polish swan. (Brexit joke deleted). I'd never heard of Polish swan, but it is mentioned in the Collins Bird Guide.

AndyC said...