[Tweeters] Trumpeter Swan Behavior
hank.heiberg at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 13 18:53:57 PST 2021
>> Yesterday we took the following video of Trumpeter Swans at Neal Road in Fall City.
>> We were fascinated by the behavior shown in the video and asked Martha Jordan
>> to interpret it for us. With her permission we are sharing her response.
>> Martha Jordan’s explanation of the Swan’s behavior:
>> Both Trumpeter and Tundra do form circles of family and friends and then call while waggling their wings. Social greetings, family bonding or something like this. I have even seen pairs with their juveniles of the year and their second year offspring join in a circle. Extended family social time. In later February and in March you will see pair bonding happening: two doing this behavior. The Tundra swans reach their necks out at a 45 degree angle while doing this social circle interaction of calling and wing waggling. Trumpeters bob their head and necks up and down while calling and waggling.
>> Thank you Martha.
>> Hank & Karen Heiberg
>> Issaquah, WA
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