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Swans mating and nesting
Date: 24 March 2014

We have had 2 swans on our lake for about 6 weeks but they keep flying to a friends lake about 3 miles away and then coming back.

We have started feeding them to encourage them to nest here.

Today my wife witnessed them mating - a simply wonderful experience I sadly missed.

How many times do they mate before a likely pregnancy?

How long after mating do they begin building their nest?

Do you think they keep switching lakes in order to decide which is safest for a nest?

All very exciting!!!

Messages In This Thread

Swans mating and nesting -- Charles -- 24 March 2014
Re: Swans mating and nesting -- The Regal Swan -- 24 March 2014