I had no intention of returning to our swans, but yesterday (Saturday) found me driving by this spot, and the light was even better than what I found last week. And clearly things are moving forward for this expectant pair.
Some park service staff have roped off the walkway that passes in front of the nest - but the area behind the nest is open. The amount of traffic these two are willing to tolerate is amazing. When I arrived three people were at the rope throwing bread towards the swans. This attracted a predictable number of pigeons and no interest from the swans. Undeterred, they threw more bread. They had two small dogs with them that seemed mostly indifferent to the show. Someone has placed a stainless steel dog dish here that clearly had some food in it.
Individuals, couples, and small groups arrived with all manner of cameras. I'll count myself among their numbers. Clearly word has gotten out. May all good will remain until the cygnets can fend for themselves. Good luck mom and dad.
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