Mute Swan No.1

Mute No.1

8 x 10
Oil on Canvas
Reproductions Available

The non-native mute swans nest near my home on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay year-round. Although they are called “mute,” they do, in fact, make a noise — kind of like a whispery, “haaaaaaaaaahhhhh,” especially when they are trying to scare other birds – usually tundra swans and Canadian geese – away from the corn I throw out into the water each winter day for all the birds.