Before I knew about swans using an elevated wing display for “wind assisted transportation” I thought these two Mute Swans might be getting ready to tussle.
They were moving pretty fast up the far side of the reflecting pond from where I stood.
Ah, then it became clear: a passerby was handing out snacks. And the two swans shared without any squabbling.
From the man’s behavior I suspect this is a regular routine. He threw a few tidbits to the waiting birds then went on his way.
Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
January 29, 2021