This is the biggest swan I’ve ever seen. He’s the current resident male, (the victor in the swan fight I posted earlier). His neck is green with algae because he’s been feeding from the bottom.
His mate was nearby when this was taken. She’s off the nest now, but with no signets to show for her efforts. Either the eggs were washed away by all the rain, or they were done in my the unseasonably colds nights. As a neighbor pointed out to me, we’ve seen no ducklings either this year, presumably for the same reasons.