There are Common Behaviors that Swans use to Express their Moods and “Talk” to each Other.
If you take the time to watch them closely, you will learn many things about them and how they Communicate with Each Other.
AND How they will Communicate with YOU !
Mute Swan Body Language & Vocals
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The More Time we Spend with our Animal and Bird Pets,
the More we try to Communicate with them and
the More they try to Communicate with Us.
Having the Privilege of Spending Time with many Swans over the Years, we are aware of some of the Common ways Swans Communicate with Each Other.
Nodding a “Hello” Reply.
Their Body Language can Speak Volumes.
BEST FRIENDS ! !
Some Times a LOOK Says it All.
Snorting “Thank YOU” for Food and Treats.
Swans May Nap Floating Upright in the Water.
“I Like You.”
Young Male Hugs a New Female.
Snorting a Welcome to a new Female Swan.
“Adoring” the Young Cygnets.
Juvenile Swan Listens to Cygnet’s Story.
A Real Swan Lake Ballet
Mute Swans do have Vocals..
Young Cygnets “Whistle and Chirp.”
Very Young Cygnets Naturally Greet Friendly People.
Older Cygnets and Adults “Snort’ and “Grunt” and “Arf.”
Some Swans “Mutter” and “Hum.”
When you approach your Swans for a Visit,
as you make Eye Contact, Nod “Yes” and Say “Hello.”
There is a Good Chance your Swans
will quickly raise and lower their Head to Greet You.
Both Adult Swans and Cygnets will Nod “Hello.”
Many Swans will “Snort, Snort, Snort” to say
“Thank You” when you bring them Food or Treats.
Swans are Polite and will take Turns with each other.
Swans Sharing a Head of Lettuce.
Swans are Emotional Creatures.
VIDEO LINK to VOCAL Sounds
Young Mute Juvenile Swans – “I Like You” Vocals
Necks Puffed-up with Happy Emotions.
One Mating Pair at the VERY End…
Swans Expressing Happiness.
King of his Pond
They express Happiness, Love, Patience, Loyalty,
Trust and Distrust.
Preening Together is Social Time.
Male Swan tells his Female he Loves her.
Young Swans Pair Bonding
Mother’s Love – A Loving Dam
Suddenly Alone this Young Female is Afraid to Trust Us.
Male Swans are Known for their Aggression. Aggressive Mute Swan Cob
They Threaten, Display Anger,
Fear, Concern, Sadness, Loneliness.
Never Turn Your Back on a Hormonal Male Swan.
Angry Swan Cob
Mute Swan Cob “Killing” White Pillow
This is NOT Good to Witness.
Swan killing Swan in High Park, Toronto
THE People just stand there WATCHING..
They do not understand what they are Seeing. SAD.
Swans will Alarm when they are Afraid.
We See Wing Flitting… Might be Tenseness.
Mute Swan Alarm Calls
Hand Raised Mute Swan Cygnets miss their Parents.
A Lonely Swan
Swans can be Silly, Joyful, Playful and Tease each Other..
Claudiu Claus FaceBook Page
Swan Plays Ball with a Beach Person..
Swans can get Excited when they are Happy.
The Swan “Play Chases” a Duck that Teases her.Teasing – Playing a Joke.
Whooper Swans and Mute Swans Dancing
Preening or Flirting ???
Why are their Feet in the Air ??
Swans Doing the Paper Work.Blowing Bubbles
Swans Establishing Pecking Order – Shoulder Nipping.
Swan Cob Protecting his Female.
Swan Cob-Sire Protecting his Family.
Swan Pen-Dam Chasing Cygnet from Danger.
Busking can be Hard to Read…
Some Times it is a Threat…
Some Times it is an Excited Greeting…
BEST to be Careful…
I Walked TOO Close to his Pond.
Adult Male is Chasing off his Cygnet.
As you Spend Time with Swans, you will realize how Intelligent they are. It may not happen Immediately, but they will Problem Solve.
Male Swan Thinking and Planning to Build a New Nest.
Swans are Curious, Suspicious, Cautious.
Swans Getting into Trouble.
Alert to a Strange Sound.
“HISSSssssing” – Trying to Scare Me Away.
Swan will Hiss LOUDLY and Arch into a Tense Posture.
They Hope to Look BIG and Scary. It Worked for our Cat.
Swans have Excellent Memories.
They start to Learn their Life Lessons before they Hatch.
Swan Dam Talks to her Cygnets.
SWANS DO SING
Some Swans like to Sing. The Swans are Singing a Joyful Announcement.
A Lone Male Swan will “Sing-Snort,”
Calling for a Female to come Find him.
Trumpeter Swans have a Victory Laugh.
Swans will Watch the Sun Rise and the Sun Set.
SWANs MAKE ME SMILE.
This Information is a Work in Progress…..
As I learn more I will add to this information..
Compiled by (C) L.M.Sweger January 2017