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2008-10-06-Lexington, MI

One of the adult Mute Swans preening in a late afternoon sun.

These are really big birds ... The Mute Swan is one of the heaviest flying birds, with males (known as cobs) averaging about 12 kg (27 lbs) and females (known as "pens") more than 8 kg (19 lbs).

Shot with Sony DSC-H2

2008 by Peter Schulz