New (non-companion) animal arrivals

cygnets.jpgAs much as I love my pets, I get a lot of happiness from some OTHER animals — the wildlife in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, right near my apartment.

We have a bonded swan pair who raised six cygnets last summer, so my husband and I were filled with suspense when Momma Swan built another nest this summer. After what seemed like an interminable wait, she finally debuted her three new additions last week.

Of course, I don’t have a “bond” with these wild animals — in the photo here, Momma’s giving me a “no more pictures” look — but watching them (and the turtles, double-crested cormorants, and snowy egrets that also call the lake home) makes city life feel a little more natural.