Mute swans are large water birds that live around lakes in countries such as Scotland and Ireland. They are a familiar and impressive sight in Britain. Often found on ponds and rivers in parks and other urban areas. By tradition, all mute swans belong to the monarch. They are one of Britain's largest and heaviest birds, with a wingspan of up to 2.4 metres. Male swans are highly territorial and first threaten intruders, striking an aggressive pose with wings arched over their back, before charging at them to chase them off.
They live around most parts of the United kingdom and eat bread, insects and under water plants.