Black Swan Cygnus atratus

Native to Australia, this species is popular in wildfowl collections and escaped birds are frequently found in the wild. A few breed, though until 2010 I'd not heard of any breeding in Norfolk. Then in April 2010 a pair produced 3 cygnets in the Yare Valley.

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Black Swan, Abberton Reservoir (Essex, UK), 21st August 2004

 

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Black Swan, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 10th November 2007

 

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cative first-winter Black Swans, Martin Mere (Lancashire, UK), 26th December 2014

 

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Black Swan, Cley (Norfolk, UK), 7th February 2009

 

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Black Swan, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 20th November 2004

Black Swan, Salthouse (Norfolk, UK), 10th November 2007 (same bird as above)