Ask the Swan Specialist
Date: 4 October 2015
I was visiting Prospect Park today (in Brooklyn NYC), watching a group of swans (some adults and some cygnet) and geese. Some other people were feeding the birds bits of bread so there were a lot of birds gathered around. Suddenly we saw an adults swan fish a white egg out of the water and eat it. It chewed up the egg and even ate the shell. It was very strange- we didn't see where the egg came from (seemed to come from the water) and Ive never seen anything like this. Is this normal?? It has been haunting me all day!