Swans On the Rhone River
I had never seen a wild swan before. Suddenly our boat was surrounded by them! I was entranced.
There are many wild mute swans (Anatidae) on the Rhone River in the Provence area of France. This family captivated me, and was obviously accustomed to handouts from passengers on passing boats. We did not fail them. I love that swans mate for life and their babies (cygnets) will stay with them for about six months. Swans are some of the largest flying birds.
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