Feeding the Family of Five
Beautiful family discipline ... exceptionally. Usually one was out of line.
I spent a delightful time with the family yesterday evening. The light was bright, but the swans came to me in a shaded portion of the lake, so I could avoid them whiteing out.
I had brought some bread, I thought for the hard pressed parents, but the cygnets competed for it. I was amused that the parents scrambled for it on equal term, but did not take it off the youngsters if they got it first.
The male hissed at me when I took too long (because I was taking pix). I thought he was threatening to come out and see to me for being slow ....
(Repost -- in case you have not seen it.)