While packing up some boxes this morning, I glanced out the front window and saw this:
A swan has built a nest right outside my living room window! There are even a couple eggs already in the nest. It's a bit poor planning on the swans part. I know I'm moving away and all and they're eager to take advantage of the vacant space, but the spot they picked it a poor location. At high tide the whole area ends up underwater! I would have thought the swan would know that. I don't think the eggs are tolerant of the cold water, but I suppose the swans have more experience at this stuff than I. I guess I'll just have to wait and see what happens.
Here's another view of the area (from my upstairs bedroom window). It's looking straight down on the area. The whole grass area usually ends up underwater at high tide - and it's a near full moon today, which means an even higher tide than normal. In this picture, the nest is on the left edge.