Swan

This swan has been on a local pond for several days.  This morning, as I was watching him/her, it left the water and walked along the edge, then walked up a grassy bank and along the path, heading towards me all the time.  I thought this seemed unusual behaviour and wondered if it needed some help in anyway.  Is it possible it's accustomed to being fed by humans?  Can anyone advise please?

  • No need to take any action Jaybee, there are occasions when you see a lone swan which could be for a number of reasons including having lost its mate or ousted from a group. You would only need to take action if the swan was showing clear signs of injury/disability. If it looks healthy then no need to worry. We had a lone swan for days staying in the same place on parkland near us and quarter mile from water but after a few days it flew off; apparently it's mate had died so took it a few days to fly on,       This swan might be used to humans if it was coming towards you as they often think you are going to feed them.     

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Thanks for your reply. Yes it was the fact that it was walking towards me that puzzled me. I have often seen lone swans before on this pond but none have ever shown any interest in coming to me.