We have a gazebo out on the island that we have been having work done on, new roof, new screens that type of thing. The work is almost done, but the guys doing it had to stop, they were being attacked. One of the pairs of swans decided that they would build their nest this year about 30 feet from the gazebo and right next to one of the chicken coops. DH went out the other night to close up the chicken coop and almost had his knee cap broken by the male.
At night the guys would leave their tools in the gazebo. Not sure whether they really stopped from being attacked or because the swans stole half their tools for the nest. So far they have shingles, screening, extension cords, light fixtures, chalk lines, a tool belt.
This was as close as I could get without being chased off.