This native water bird glides majestically across the water. It has a graceful curved neck. But how does a small “grey duckling“ change into an “elegant swan”? At the age of two to three years, Mute Swans can have swanlings and set out to find a mate. Already in autumn, the mating time for the Mute Swans begins, mating birds, however, can be seen until March. Here, Mute Swans show a behaviour quite unusual in Anatidae: males and females court each other.