Mute Swan / Hoeckerschwan / Cygnus olor

The adult was not far away . / Das Elterntier war nicht weit weg .

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Fizgig plus February 19, 2019, 04:33 PM
That's a threat posture... Giving you the stink-eye as it were ;) Makes for a nice portrait, though.
Sonja February 20, 2019, 10:33 AM
Well, it was probply him and the spouse who led the kids comparably close to the path. I do not think they tried already to threaten us. I did watch for holes in the vegetation and zoomed at the birds when ever they appeared less obstructed, and they of course noticed and watched a little, but they did not aproach and hiss. Between the flodded puddle where they sat in and the forest path was the whole width of the open flowing drain and an other strip of wet soil near the surface with natural cabanas of water tolerant grasses and rushes here and there.
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