A pair of swans, who had been spending the summer on the Back Pond, recently moved up to The Pond. I was watching them one evening, when a second pair of swans crashed the party, and chaos ensued. The original pair did not take kindly to sharing The Pond. For an hour the original pair chased the interlopers across the usual still waters. I was stacking firewood, and I’d hear the Flap,Flap,Flap… of wings beating the water as they skimmed across from end to end. Pretty fascinating to watch, although I’m convinced the beaver just wanted the peace & quiet back.
When I took the video, things had calmed down some, but you can see one of the interlopers off to the side, testing the waters, as it were. Eventually, that lone swan crossed the red line, and chaos ensued once more. It was getting dark when the four swans finally paired off at opposite ends of The Pond.
August 24th, 2021 at 4:33 AM
And the beaver is like, “Don’t make me come over there! If I have to break up your fight, someone is REALLY going to regret it!”
August 24th, 2021 at 6:55 PM
The beaver showed rare patience that evening
August 24th, 2021 at 1:28 PM
I’ve seen it many times while living there so I kept waiting for the Pike to rise up out of the water and devour the bird.
August 24th, 2021 at 6:50 PM
Sadly, no pike are in the pond
August 24th, 2021 at 7:31 PM
Beautiful observation and the video is nice. Well expressed 😊😊. Thank you very much for visiting ❤️😊👌