Post 44 – The Other Side of Spring

My last post showed the tender side of swans at Springtime.  These images demonstrate the aggressive side of male swans during the mating season with males attacking any other bird  he perceives  as a competitor.   This behaviour continues through out the nesting period and only declines when the new goslings have reached a certain size.  Some swans will fight to the death, although fortunately most attacked birds manage to escape

This series of images was taken on the River Thames at Marlow last Sunday and shows how a tranquil scene can turn into turmoil.

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