|Mute Swans on Stokkavatnet, Stavanger|
Mute swans have orange bills with a black base and knob (less prominent in the female). They are not as slient as their name suggests as they will snort and hiss when annoyed, some even produce a weak trumpeting. But the swan song, the music said to be produced by a dying swan, is a myth with no foundation in fact.
|Mute Swan on the River Tees at Preston Park|
I was quite pleased to find these photos in my files. So it's time for me to blow my own trumpet - muted of course just like this.
|Eddie Byard plays muted trumpet|
Trombonist Tom Ebert, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 1990.
(by I,Infrogmation - CC-A 2.5 generic license)
OK, I cheated as I'm no musician. For other muted contributions check out Carmi's thematic photographic 172