- and everyone is preening -
Preening is a maintenance behavior found in birds that involves the use of their beak to position feathers,
interlock feather barbules that have become separated, clean plumage,
and keep ectoparasites in check.
These swans at Lake of the Lily take preening very seriously.
When they are done,
to say there are a lot of feathers on the ground is a huge understatement.
They are so fun to watch and this group were so white and beautiful...they did their job well!!
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