The Black Swan (Cygnus astratus) is native to the southern parts of Australia, so finding this lone bird in a small lake populated by about 150 ducks and geese means it was placed here by someone. I’m wondering if it has an identity complex, being around all these smaller foul. They need to find a mate for this one to make things right. The red bill and eyes contrasting the black feathers make this an awesome looking bird. These swans may grow to as much as 20 pounds.

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