Ask the Swan Specialist
Date: 29 September 2016
More than likely, your pond serves as a stopover along the Migratory path. Stopovers allow birds to rest, eat and revive their energy levels before proceeding to winter habitats or returning to their spring nesting habitats.
Even though you do not see other swans, there probably are other ponds and swans within your immediate or surrounding area and this swan is meeting up with them without alerting them to his private stopover, especially if it is a very young male with no mate or an older male that has lost its mate. Usually, not always, but usually male swans will not re-mate if they lose their original mate. Female swans usually will seek another mate if they lose their original mates. The Regal Swan
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- Single swan stops at lake behind our house every Fall -- Karen -- 28 September 2016
- Re: Single swan stops at lake behind our house every Fall -- The Regal Swan -- 29 September 2016