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Re: Odd couple: Female swan and male goose
By:Regal Swan Foundation
Date: 17 May 2014
In Response To: Odd couple: Female swan and male goose (Salima)

Hi:

From the photo, we don't think that the swan is actually nesting, only resting. The goose may have just been in the area. Also, from the swan's appearance, it may be a young swan that is somewhat scared or intimidated by the goose as the swan's neck is held back on the wings like it is trying to protect itself. So, having two species in the same area is rather normal, especially in public parks and other areas where there is ample food. The Regal Swan

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Odd couple: Female swan and male goose -- Salima -- 17 May 2014
Re: Odd couple: Female swan and male goose -- Regal Swan Foundation -- 17 May 2014