With Valentines Day coming up I thought I would dedicate this post to a bird who establishes a strong bond with their mate: the swan. Indeed they are pretty to look at as they gracefully float across the water, but have you ever been next to them in a kayak? Watch out. So much for my sweet Valentine story… but have no fear, they enjoy a vegetarian diet with the occasional aquatic animal.
Swans are among the largest flying birds reaching up to 60 inches in length and weighing up to 33 pounds. Due to their size the swans have very few natural predators in the wild.
…and just because I love it, here is a dance scene from the movie, Black Swan:
Cheers to traveling gracefully,
If you enjoyed this post, check out the last Wildlife Wednesday post here.