Little Visits: Busi-ness

We had a few minutes to spare on the return home past the Western Treatment Plant and decided to look in on the “T Section” area. Not many birds in there at present, except for colonies of nesting swans.

We found this pair in the business of Busy-ness

First step in the process is house building
The male is ready to contribute
Time for a little romance
This involves much swimiming in a circle and heads and necks over bodies

It seems that blowing bubbles was the start of something big.
The main event

She reared up so fast and I was unable to get back further so clipped the top of her beak
Job Done. Back to building. Repeat.