Changing from cygnet to swan
DP038-2016 Posted Sunday, February 7
Immature swan that is still in the process of gaining its wholey white adult plumage. As you can see from the two adults behind it (possibly its parents), the head feathers of this species never do turn completely white.
Trumpeter swans, mallards, and Canada geese feeding on shelled corn I was tossing to them. Look closely and you'll see a couple of yellow kernels of corn on the back of the immature swan in the foreground.
Gallup Park, Huron River, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Taken February 6, 2016
Title (for legacy viewing in the Dailies): Changing from cygnet to swan
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