What am I?
One of the largest, heaviest and most iconic British birds with a long S- shaped neck, orange bill and snow-white plumage. They are common in most places and easily recognised. The mutes are the only swan species resident on our shores. The 7,000 local breeding pairs are joined by over 50,000 overwintering birds every year, numbers of international importance. Mute swans feed on plants, particularly waterweed, insects, and snails. They usually mate for life.