This swan is surround by a revolution of color, a picture of grace and beauty. We caught up with it kayaking by Nott Island, just East of South Cove Essex CT. You can tell a male from a female by the size of the knob at the base of the beak; the male has a bigger one. We aren't biologists nor were we close enough to see the knob during our lucky encounter. The orange beak? That's because this swan is at least 1 years old.