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Compare Mute, Bewick and Whooper Swan's beeks here

An almost fully grown cygnet. Mute Swans look so serene. Serene or not they can be aggressive.
This one takes a dim view of another in its territory. After a hard preening session all a cygnet wants to do is sleep. Birds are living dinosaurs and looking at this it is not difficult to believe.