Mute Swans move in circles

Those Mute Swans did something I have never observed before: they moved in circles for several minutes. It was unclear if they were preparing for a fight or if it was part of the courting behavior.
Does anyone have an answer?
P.S. I also have no idea what the Asian tourist in the background are talking about – maybe they knew the answer…
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~ by Natalie on February 23, 2012.

2 Responses to “Mute Swans move in circles”

  1. Nice video and a good observation. Yes, the raised wings and swimming in circles are courtship displays. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yes probably part of the courtship display! Nice video of it!

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