Where do Swans get their food during frigid winter months?
In the cold winter months, swans have great difficulty finding food, it is scarce
Swans’ main natural source of food is river weed and vegetation but this disappears during the winter and feeding swans can help them to survive the cold weather.
The ideal food for swans is:
Chopped up lettuce
Bread can also be fed to swans provided it is not mouldy, and it should not be fed in vast quantities.
The safest way for swans to feed is when they are in the water where they are protected from predators such as dogs.
Feeding swans on the river bank may expose them to unnecessary risk of harm.