In the middle of Bratislavan hustle and bustle, Lake Kuchajda is an oasis of green and calmness. The other day, one of my students, whose office is near the lake, cancelled her lesson. Which gave me time to revel in the birds in, on and over the lake.
There were lots of corvids. Particularly impressive were the Hooded crows walking on the ice. I saw some jackdaws, too. They seemed equally interested in the human and her weird doings.
The black-headed gulls managed standing on the ice with perfect balance.
The mallards, on the other hand, were much more agile on ice-free ground.
I’m not sure this first-winter mute swan should still be labelled a cygnet. There was him/her, a sibling and what I assumed to be their parents. Regal!