Trumpeter Swans

 *was looking at this $60 dollar vending machine-thinking of converting it to wild birdseed…Putting one at Bluffer’s Park in winter…
*or maybe, a bunch of wild bird seed vending machines around strategic locations in the city? (inspired by Ann Brokelman’s story of the corn dispensing machine for a quarter, to feed the wild goats in Alberta)…

It appears that the yellow id tags impede physical mounting…The male tries to pair up with a girlfriend, but the physical mounting is painful for the female due to the location of the yellow id tags on her wings…The couple break up & the male appears single again…The female is discarded & another female may be found…The same situation occurs & the couple break up again…Much like in human couples, when the female goes on a form of chemical birth control, any coupling becomes unpleasant or painful for the female & the couple breaks up or divorces…

If in fact the Trumpeter swans are able to successfully mount & couple & produce young cygnets, the cygnets arrive late in the year when it is just about to become cold…The cygnets are born with significantly weaker wings due to the teratogenic passing on of the wing weakness from the embedded in muscle tissue yellow id tags…The young, fragile cygnets are unable to fly at an early enough stage to escape predators such as the Northern Pike who can grab them from the water…The Northern Pike is from the shark family & has teeth the likes of which you may be scared to see…The extreme hunger of the Northern Pike is due to fish farmers & conservationists feeding them when they are young, then releasing them into unknown waters with no supplemental feeding when they have become grown up…Lack of nesting sites is a problem for both species…The water quality in Lake Ontario is so high in mercury due to the incineration fumes from solid waste treatment plants, that humans living & working near to the waterfront are experiencing ADHD, osteoporosis, & now, broken bones…Mercury is an acid element & can be offset by bathing in magnesium in the form of Epsom Salts which are Magnesium sulfate…Epsom Salts may also be taken orally in small doses…The organ involved in mercury poisoning is the gallbladder…Parkinson’s disease & toenail fungus are both mercury related & are symptomatic of each other…

It is federally illegal to harass a Canada goose…It is also federally illegal to disturb a nest or nesting site…The issue of nests goes beyond reproduction uses but also serve as a warm place in winter to sit upon…Beaches along Lake Ontario & in other parts of the province & country are natural sites for Trumpeter swans to sleep on…The Trumpeter Swan likes to wake up at 6 am & likes to go to sleep at 6 pm…Boats are very disruptive to their sleep cycle if they are deployed between 5:30 pm & 6 pm or thereafter…

Food: Wild bird seed Source: Canadian Tire Cost: $12.99 for 18 kilograms (44 lbs.) Frequency: I am only able to feed at most once a week from November to April, if anyone else wants to help to feed the Trumpeter swans in the winter 6 months, you can also take a once a week option…This way, if there are enough people helping, the Trumpeter swans can get food daily in wintertime… Comment: I have found wild bird seed the Red Ribbon variety to be both nutritious & well liked by the swans…Food fights do not occur over the wild bird seed as they do if bread is offered…I have spent approximately 45 to 60 dollars a week in wild bird seed to give you an idea of what quantity you might need to bring, depending on what size bags you are buying… Other waterbirds: The Trumpeter swans treat the smaller waterbirds as younger members of their family & if smaller waterbirds are present, the Trumpeter will often not eat until the little ones get food first…This hierarchy is important to note, because it is often not possible to get food to a Trumpeter if the little ones nearby are still hungry…So you must know- allow the little ones to eat first & the bigger birds will come forward after…They all support each other, little & big & it is narrow minded to think you can single one species out of the ecosystem…The fish need food too, so those with that inclination are welcome to feed the fish too…That will keep some of the predatory pressure off the youngest waterbirds…

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  1. Corrections:Magnesium is acidic, Mercury is it’s opposite,
    Also:Parkinson’s is Phosphorus excess,
    Lead excess is fungus like toenail fungus,
    Mercury excess does not cause osteoporosis or bone fractures…
    My new books are free to read at http://GroveCanada.ca with updated materials…
    Sorry this is an older post…

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