The big white ones aren't the only swans in Lakeland. They also have quite a few of these black ones. They are slightly smaller, slightly nicer and they come from Australia. Gotta love those bright red beaks, too.
It's best to let sleeping swans lie. You wouldn't like them when they're angry.
There seemed to be more nesting black ones than white ones. Or maybe my pictures just came out better with the black ones.
I even got a decent picture of both parents working on this nest. One sitting on the eggs, the other bird gathering more nesting material. Or maybe he's just neatening up the same old nesting material. It's hard sometimes to tell what's going through a bird's brain.