A pair of adult mail swans have set up a nest together at the Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset. Apparently they have been together for several nesting seasons and keep territory as if they are a nesting pair. The twosome flock together at the start of the nesting season in March and perform rituals associated with a breeding couple.
Swannery Manager John Houston said:
The swans have been nesting together like this for several years and they get together every nesting season and form a nest together.
They sit on the nest and act in every way as if they were a pair expecting to lay eggs.
It's thought they are only the second instance of two male swans pairing up at the reserve