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Male swan's strange behavior: Walks in wooded areas more than stays in the water
By:Jim
Date: 18 March 2015

Greetings,

We have two swans; father and daughter. They occupy separate ponds because it appears Papa wants to mate but daughter doesn't want to. Now papa is acting strange, moving about the surrounding wooded areas and just hanging out in them, spending more time out of the water than in. My first thought was that he was searching potential nesting site thinking daughter will change her mind and mate. He often misses his AM and PM feedings in the ponds. I've had to feed him on land and he does eat, but not like he did in water. I see no signs of injury and am thinking his condition may be some kind of swan depression??????

Anyway, if you any thoughts we sure would like to hear them.

Thanks,
Jim

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Male swan's strange behavior: Walks in wooded areas more than stays in the water -- Jim -- 18 March 2015
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