Friday, May 13, 2011
My childhood friend here in Wilmington has a back yard that is on water, maybe it is an inlet of the intracoastal waterway. It attracts a lot of birds, but her favorites are a pair of swans who paddle by frequently, often bringing their new babies (cygnets) with them. But swans are territorial, she says, and today they were miffed because another swan couple was in the waters, having already received their snacks from my friend. The lifted up and ruffled feathers of the favorite pair - as in this picture - shows their discontent.