This is one of those moments that my “Interlude Project” was made for.
One of a pair with cygnets in our local Water Retaining Basin.
It had moved to the far end of the pond for a spot of bathing, cleaning and coot chasing.
Satisfied with its results, it was time to return to the chores of looking after the young.
A quick flight down the pondage and a waterski for the thrill and life could go on.
I know that it’s frowned on to anthropomorphise about them enjoying the moment, but I really believe that they get a kick out of the ability to skim the water and make a bit entrance.
And if they don’t, well at least it keeps me smiling.