You can see these big birds in the waters around Belle Isle for most of the year. These two were in a pond on the south side of the island. Mute swans will turn upside-down with their tails in the air when eating underwater plants. They stay with their partners for life, but will find a new partner when one dies. Males that remate with a younger female will keep their same terriory but when remating with an older female will move to the female's territory. Downy young are called cyngets. The mute swans' habitat is over slivers of land in Montana, Michigan and the Carolinas. More info. on these big birds here.
UPDATE: Spring 2010.