I started this blog 7 years ago when I was unemployed and obviously had a lot of free time. Fortunately I did find a new job and as time went by I posted less frequently until I stopped altogether. I am now starting to think about retirement, 362 days away, but whos counting 🙂 and thought it would be fun to start up again. As you can tell from the title of this site, photography is what I love so that is what you will find here. I capture many different types of genres , but wildlife is my favorite…mostly birds.
This past Thursday I took a day off work and spent a few hours at Setauket Mill Pond aka Frank Melville Memorial Park. Last time I was there, about a month ago, there were quite a variety of ducks, this visit I only found swans. I normally do not put glass on them, let’s face it all they do is swim around and chase people, not my favorite water fowl…HOWEVER with spring in the air I enjoyed the show they put on. There were 2 males and 1 female, ( I think, honestly I can’t tell the difference).
Swans form monogamous bonds that last for many years, so I don’t really know what was going on here, but one male was very aggressive, what appeared to be a pair that were swimming together were repeatedly “attacked” by this male.
After a lot of wing flapping and holding her underwater, I believe he had his way. He flew off to another area of the pond. But he wasn’t done, he flew towards me 3 times, he’d stop short of the shore, swim around and do it again. Like I said I was entertained for an hour or so.