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Re: Destroyed nest
By:The Regal Swan
Date: 7 May 2016
In Response To: Destroyed nest (Mary)

Hi Mary:

The cygnets will be just fine. The mother swan takes them out of the nest 24 hours after hatching to eat, bathe and preen. She usually will keep the cygnets in the nest for approximately 1-2 weeks at night. However, should the nest become submerged, mother swan will find higher safer ground or keep the young under her wings and on her back to keep them safe from predators, warm and dry. The Regal Swan

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Destroyed nest -- Mary -- 7 May 2016
Re: Destroyed nest -- The Regal Swan -- 7 May 2016