Posts Tagged ‘swans’

So elegant and MEAN, those lovely birds. Out in Sheepshead Bay there are dozens of swans swimming around and waiting for handouts from humans. They are a safe distance away, so territorial skirmishes with people seem unlikely. No need for anyone to experience the cruel beauty of nature.

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here, swans

The swans of Sheepshead Bay have to put up with murky water and trash floating nearby. For entertainment they beg. As soon as someone stands overlooking the water, six swans swim over and wait for treats. After a minute or so, if nothing is forthcoming, they are off. If you want to have a close look at these beautiful birds, you have to pay.

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I often feel like I am trapped inside a New Yorker cartoon waiting for a caption.

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