Pair of swans, threat posture, West Park

Cobb, threat posture

Pair of swans on the West Park boating lake, swimming in the swan threat posture – wings raised from the body to make them look larger.

The cobb (male) was in front, the pen (female) only just behind. In the shots of single birds, the cobb is swimming from left to right. The pen seems to be headed straight for me. Actually, she changed course to make for someone standing near to me, feeding bread to birds.