Juvenile Swan at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh

This isn’t CONE Welder content, but I wanted to post some images I took with my phone when my son and I came across an unexpected bird at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Reserve this afternoon. I’m pretty sure this is an immature Mute Swan:

The bird seemed fairly tame; it swam under the Franklin Creek footbridge while my son and I stood above, then hung around for the ten minutes we stayed to watch it, dipping for what looked like aquatic plants.

One Response to “Juvenile Swan at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh”

  1. tinyang says:

    Nice pictures Elanus! I bet your son found it exciting too. We have Mute swans near our house and I have a link to my website below to some pictures I took:

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