Foods That are Poisonous to Swans and Other Birds
CHOCOLATE is harmful and can be fatal to birds. Chocolate poisoning first affects a bird's digestive system, causing vomiting and diarrhea. As the condition worsens, the bird's central nervous system is affected, resulting in seizures and eventually death.
Dried beans: Uncooked beans contain a poison called hemaglutin that’s very toxic to birds.
Avocados cause cardiac distress and heart failure.
Mushrooms cause digestive upset, and caps and stems of some varieties induce liver failure.
Caffeine and alcohol cause cardiac malfunction.
Tomato leaves (related to the nightshades), stems, vines & leaves are highly toxic to birds.
Well, I have a swan friend that comes to me and she doesn't even beg. She knows I don't feed her and she comes to me every time I stop at the edge of the bay. She definitely is the same swan because she has an unique mark on her right wing with which I'm familiar. I just talk to her and 'click' with both my tongue and camera.
Here she comes.....
Heading straight to me.....
She looks toward another friend who approaches.....
And then comes to me.