This is a Whooper Swan from Swan Lake in Sumter S. C. This particular swan is loaded with personality. The first time we went to the lake, I was looking closely at a swan that seemed like it was disabled. This Whooper Swan started honking and swam up, got out of the water, and walked up to me honking away. I backed up from his buddy, and this swan proceeded to follow me around honking. Whoopers look very funny when they honk. He did not want me messing with his friend. Every time I saw him that day, he told me what he thought about me....I don't think it was very nice in swan speak.
I looked for this Whooper this weekend, and just when we had made the loop of the lake, there he was. He posed for many pictures.