Very large waterbirds. Adult swans are pure white with a long neck, and black and orange bill, with a black knob. Young birds are a pale grey/brown with a duller greyish bill.
Mute Swans can be found throughout the UK. At Wyke Farm, a pair of Mute Swans can usually be seen on the lake. During the winter, a second pair can sometimes be seen on the pig pond.
Mute Swans are found on fresh water ponds, lakes and rivers.
Mute Swans mostly feed on submerged vegetation, but can also be seen grazing on grass.
When to see them
Mute swans can be seen on the lake at Wyke Farm throughout the year. In 2020 a pair successfully raised six cygnets.