If he was just waving me off because he’s sick of having his picture taken, I can understand that. He must be one of the most photographed birds in Toronto and we papparazzi are a nuisance. If the swan leg lift means something nastier, I guess that’s understandable, too.
Anyway. I was happy to see him by Woodbine Pond today. His mate is probably in the nearby reeds, sitting on eggs.