(South America, Falkland Islands )
The average weight of the male (cobb) Coscoroba Swan is 11 lbs. Females weigh an average of 8-8 1/2 lbs.. They breed in the southern third of South America and in the Falkland Islands. If a bad winter occurs, they may move north to Chile, Uruguay, and southern Brazil. The females lay from four to seven creamy white eggs. The nest are made up of mud and aquatic vegetation near the edge of the water. The female incubates alone for a period of 35 days. These swans have pure white feathers with a pink beak and pink legs.
There is an amazing ‘park’ north of Charleston. It’s actually a lake and swamp area that was donated to the town of Sumter. There must be a trust included since this is really large and expensive to run.
Every known species of Swan lives here, and is protected from most predators. Again expensive since Alligators love places like this. Rangers, almost 24×7, patrol here.
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I will put this on my list of places to visit in SC.
It might be closer to you than the Orangeburg Rose Garden. May is best. Edisto has roses, Sumter has iris.
Oh great. Thanks
So majestic looking!