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The White Bag Effect

November 23rd, 2015 | Posted by LadyNerkle1 in The White Bag Effect - (Comments Off on The White Bag Effect)

As We Visit and Work with Swans,
We have Observed how Visual they are.
They are Creatures of Habit.

We take their Vegetable and Treats to their Ponds
in White Grocery Bags.
          

“THE WHITE BAG EFFECT”

The Swans will Follow “The White Bags.”     
The White Bag Effect

When the Swans see “The WHITE BAGS” from a Distance
They Head Toward Us for their Treats and to Visit with Us.
Mute Swans White Bag Effect  Click Images to Enlarge

Lettuce Drop Bags

We would get Discard Vegetables from a Local Restaurant Kitchen.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectI Sorted the Lettuce Greens into the White Plastic Grocery Store Bags.
Mute Swans White Bag Effect“The White Bag Effect” is Fun !
Mute Swans White Bag EffectHere they Come !
Mute Swans White Bag Effect
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“The White Bags” help us Develop Trust.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectSitting Quietly with “The White Bag” Visible.Mute Swans White Bag EffectThe Swans Know there are Yummy Greens in “The White Bags.”
Mute Swans White Bag EffectThe Swans May NOT Recognize our Clothing.. but Always “The White Bags.”
Mute Swans White Bag Effect
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WE NEVER TAKE TWIST TIES or PLASTIC CLOSURES
for BREAD BAGS to the Pond Area.
NO Rubber Bands or Styrofoam..
NO BOTTLE CAPS or SODA TABS.

Anything Foreign that a Swan Swallows will Stay in their Gizzard..
Indigestible.. Obstructive.
Swan Gizzard

BE VERY CAREFUL to Collect any Metal if you are doing any Construction Projects.
WaterFowl will Pick-up and Swallow Screws, Nails, Nuts, Bolts, etc.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectSWANs Die from Thing that get Stuck In or Puncture their Throat or Gizzard….
The Term for this is “Hardware Disease.”
Be Careful with Coins, Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters, etc.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectWe want the Treats we Bring for the Swans to be Safe.

White Bag Effect

The Swans see “The White Bags” and Come for their Treats.White Bag Effect When the Swans see our Van, they know we have Greens and Treats.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectWe had the Privilege of Visiting this Mute Swan Family Once a Week.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectThey All Got to Know there were Yummy Lettuce Greens in “The White Bags.”
Mute Swans White Bag EffectThere are Yummy SALAD Greens for All.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectThis Conditioning HELPED when it was Time to Catch the Cygnets.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectThe WHOLE Swan Family would Routinely Walk into the Catch Fencing.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectWe Used “The White Bag” Conditioning all Summer.
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One Young Swan was Sitting on the Other Side of this Large Pond.
She did not Come Over when we Stopped to Visit.
The White Bag Effect

I took a White Bag of Greens Out of our Van.
As soon as she Saw “The White Bag,” she Headed Over to Join her Companion Swan.

The White Bag EffectOther Vehicles that Stopped – Did Not have “The White Bags.”
The White Bag Effect Mute SwansWe had “Victoria” with us for Several Weeks.
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The Ducks, Geese and Swans will Follow Whoever has “The White Bag.”
Swan White BagSwan White BagSwan White Bag

Swans Follow “The Lettuce Man.”
Mute Swans White Bag Effect
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Rob became the “Pied Piper of Lettuce.”
Swan White Bag
DO NOT Take “The White Bags” to Visit Swans
during their Mating and Nesting Time.
“The White Bags” will cause the Male Swans to CHASE You.
Try to Use the Beige or Grey Bags.  

Their Hormonal Aggressive Behavior is Triggered by WHITE. 

Hormonal Male Swan

Once Nesting Season is Over – “The White Bags” are OK Again.
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From Way Across the Lawn – “The White Bags” are Visible.
Swan White BagSwan White BagWhite Bag Effect

The Best Part of my Day is Spent with the Swans.  

Swans The White Bag EffectSwans White Bag

“It is a Good Day when I have Swan Poop on my Shoes.” 
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Some Swan Cygnets Would Get VERY Excited for the Lettuce.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectI had to be Careful they were NOT Pulling “The White Bags” Apart.
Mute Swans White Bag EffectMost Swans and Cygnets LOVE Lettuce.
Mute Swans White Bag Effect
We did “Lettuce Drops” with any Extra Lettuce we get.
We Enjoy Visiting all the Swans and Cygnets we Live Near.

Lettuce Drop

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This Information is a Work in Progress…..
As I learn more I will add to this information..
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Compiled by (C) L.M.Sweger         UpDated  June 2021
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