Swan Stand Off

I have seen this often actually. For one reason or another, a group of Trumpeter swans will remove another Trumpeter swan from its flock , group ect ..The Swan that has been isolated is not allowed within a certain distance from the others and of it does come within a certain distance, what is pictured happens . Personally I believe the Isolated swan has done something the others don’t approve of . Sometimes I’ve seen one swan isolated overnight and the following morning, the group will look for it and gather it back into their group before leaving the immediate area . Bad behavior or possibly behavior unacceptable to the others for one reason or another. The family type of atmosphere is evident and they seem to keep other in line by this practice

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