There have been several reports online recently about a pair of Mute Swans nesting in Viera. I first found out from my online friend Jim Boland’s recent blog post. I had a little free time yesterday and decided to check on them.
They aren’t native to North America or common in Florida. These two are doing well and have lots of fans. They’re actually in a retention pond on the side of a busy road. At least 20 people stopped by during the few minutes I was there. Mom spent most of her time on the nest and occasionally tended the eggs. Dad patrolled the area and kept other birds away. They can be aggressive, but these are used to people and ignored us.
I didn’t see any sign of cygnets yet, but I’m guessing they’ll hatch soon. Hopefully I’ll be able to get back over and see them.
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