Please don’t feed the swans – We are making them sick

A resident was concerned about a swan in the wetlands – while he appeared OK in the water, he seemed to be in some considerable discomfort when on land. The resident contacted the SPCA and Bird Rescue and was informed about a condition called Angel Wing caused by feeding swans (and ducks) white bread. The SPCA knows about the swan but as it has a mate they are reluctant to disturb him. To find out more about Angel Wing read this article on the BBC’s website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/coventry/hi/people_and_places/nature/newsid_9124000/9124132.stm