Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Swans of Love and Hate

Presently still a long way from the patch and with erratic internet access only, and so here's one I made earlier (about ten days ago). A pair of amorous and increasingly defensive Mute Swans have been kicking around East Lea and the Dams for a while now, and although there's no sign of nest building or breeding, their reaction to a brief intruder - a red colour-ringed bird for which we still await details - spoke volumes. Love and hate indeed.