"BE MINE" - Trumpeter Swans

February 15, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

"BE MINE"

Trumpeter Swans - 8 Photos

 

It's after Valentine's Day but this still is a love story.

 

A bevy of Trumpeter Swans were chilling (no pun intended) in the icy waters of the river. Around them were Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, Common Golden-Eyes and other waterfowl.

 

It seemed everyone other than the swans, were at it - chasing off rivals, pursuing mates, etc. The swans just looked on at first, watching all the splashing & listening to the squawking and honking.

 

Then one pair of swans moved to the "center stage" of the river. Enough of this nonsense, they showed how it should be done, with an elegance and tenderness I have not witnessed before. Although there was an amount of wing flapping & display, on the male's part (the cob), there was no aggressiveness, only a mutual partnership.

 

Swans usually mate for life and this pair certainly demonstrated their commitment. And yes, there was some head bobbing and quiet honking not captured by still photography.

 

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