Happy Facts – Swans Mate For Life as Seen on Lake Whitney in New Haven County

Swans in love by Louise Lopez 2011

 

Did you know that swans mate for life?  When a male and female swan meet and fall in love it is forever.  They are one of earth’s creatures that are monogamous.

During the winter in New Haven County we would see a male and female swan on Lake Whitney.  One of the two swans would always be sitting on a large nest.  The rare times you would see the nest unguarded you could glimpse 5 eggs.

On a daily basis my boys would urge me to drive by the lake.  They were eager to see if the eggs hatched.  For weeks we would drive by and see the male and female swan looking so bonded.  One would be floating by while the other would be sitting loyally on the large nest.

A few weeks past and Massimo was the first to notice that there was no swan sitting on the nest.  He looked by the nest and around the lake and he could not see the two swans or the eggs.  We felt a sense of lost  when we did not see the swans.

A few days passed and each of our visits came empty and we did not see the swans.  Finally one day we visited the nest again and at a distance we saw the two adult swans and following behind them were 5 baby swans.

Swans mate for life and have cygnets (swan babies).

It was such a sight seeing the swan family.  It truly made our day and made us happy!

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2 responses to “Happy Facts – Swans Mate For Life as Seen on Lake Whitney in New Haven County

  1. I love your artwork, simple but really speaks to me.

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