I walked over to find out if the swans had returned in spite of the chilly weather. You see the answer. This would be the handsome male, on patrol, protecting the female. I think she is somewhere in the reeds, sitting on eggs.
Danica thinks it’s too early for egg-sitting and that the male may be waiting for the female to show up. Perhaps she’s away on an all-inclusive in Mexico. Anyway, things are shaping up and there should be a mating pair with cygnets to photograph soon.