I always look forward to the good weather when we are able to spend some time each weekend in the canoe. Here are a few photos I was able to take on Sunday.
Up until last summer we were able to make extended trips up Twelve Mile Creek, but then we met up with a very fierce male swan (a cob) who would feign an attack and was really quite scary.
It seems that the swans have taken the pond over for themselves. Every time we canoe we meet up with more, but none as scary as the huge cob ruling over Twelve Mile Creek, which feeds into the pond.
Here are two photos of a swan sitting on her gigantic nest.
The swans share the pond with the rowers and of course with us:
Did you know that swans usually mate for life? I found an interesting site on the net about a swan family that had to be relocated after the male attacked a senior citizen. You can read this interesting story here: http://www.all-creatures.org/cc/an-su2001-swanrescue.html