2 : the beautiful waterfowl birds are highly skillful when in the air. Surprisingly, a few fly at unbelievable speeds of about 70 miles per hour.
3 : As pronounced by the Queen of England in the 12th century, all mute swans are owned by royalty. That decision birthed swan upping, a ceremony to count the beautiful waterfowl birds.
4 : At maturity, a swan chooses a mating partner and sticks to it for the rest of its life. They are monogamous and committed to having offspring with the selected opposite gender.
5 : Although friendly and adaptive, swans can be territorial when it’s their time to breed. If anyone comes within close range at this moment, they won’t hesitate to attack.
6 : These birds cherish eating on the water to make it wet for easy consumption since water accompanies the food while picking it on the surface. Swans that feed on land are susceptible to environmental dangers.
7 : These birds cherish eating on the water to make it wet for easy consumption since water accompanies the food while picking it on the surface. Swans that feed on land are susceptible to environmental dangers.
8 : Occasionally, some of these majestic creatures can fold one leg and stand with the other. Without looking closely, you might think the swan lost its leg.
9 : Swans will do everything they can to keep the cygnets safe, as much as they display aggression when protecting their territory. The large birds flap their hefty wings and hiss simultaneously when they notice threats.
10 : That is understandable because they are massive birds that weigh as much as 30 pounds. That requires eating up to one-quarter of their body weight daily.