While I was at the small lake last week I watched a swan who was building a nest for his future family. However, he was disturbed repeatedly by a pair of Canada Geese which he didn't like at all. Of course he chased them away.
Canada Geese, however, don't seem to be the smartest birds on planet Earth. They came back to the swan's nest over and over again. Guess who didn't like that? Here he is taking off to teach these annoying geese a lesson.
They are so graceful! And you should have heard the swoosh-swoosh of the wings while he was gliding over the water.
He landed right next to his nest where the geese were hanging out. But not for much longer!
He flapped his imposing wings. However, the geese don't seem to be very impressed by that.
So the swan decided to get on the nest. The geese knew that this would be unpleasant for them and took off.
The swan followed them immediately and chased them away.
Very satisfied with himself and his success the swan showed everybody around who was the master of the lake in this area.
He then returned to his nest and groomed himself thoroughly.
Wagging his tail proudly. But wait - who is sitting there on his nest? Who has witnessed the entire drama completely unmoved?
You can almost see a stiff upper lip!