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Re: Swans plucking grass
By:The Regal Swan
Date: 15 April 2017
In Response To: Swans plucking grass (Jennifer)

Hi Jennifer:

Since this is springtime and usually mating season for most swans, the swans may be clearing an area and placing the removed vegetation onto the area which they want to build a nest. If this is not nesting season for the swans in your area, they still may be clearing their habitat. Swans will mow down high vegetation and remove it to keep an area clean. Cygnets and adults will participate in this cleaning behavior. The Regal Swan

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Swans plucking grass -- Jennifer -- 14 April 2017
Re: Swans plucking grass -- The Regal Swan -- 15 April 2017