Swan's choice - bite or feed?
On this day I saw more agression than usual by swams, and a few geese, against members of their own species as well as those of other species. The muc h smaller mallards just tried to keep out of harms way, though there was also some mallard on mallard kerfuffling.
Mixed flock of swans, Canada geese, and mallards, gathered to garner food being tossed out by park visitors. Both mute swans and trumpeter swans were present.
Huron River at Gallup Park
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Taken February 18, 2018
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