My husband does not like birds.
He's afraid of them.
He won't be mad that I'm telling
because it's common knowledge.
They are all 'chickens' to him.
Suffice it to say there was a bad incident
many years ago with a small boy,
and a large goose.
That ended with the goose honking and flapping its wings,
while standing the little boy's rump.
So what do I do on vacation?
I take my hubby to the local park where all the birds hang out.
I promise, I do not do this to cause him discomfort.
I just reason they aren't going to come too close,
and if they do,
I will protect my husband.
(I've done this before when a crazy swan got excited and tried to get him at the zoo.)
At the park I'm making these comments about how nice it is that all the birds just get along.
See there are ducks floating around,
An egret, stork or heron -
let's just call it a long-legged bird
Overhead there are gulls.
So I'm talking about how wonderful this is,
all these birds sharing the same space
as we are walking around the lake
(By the way, hubby is walking on the outside so I am between him and said birds.)
We notice this lovely swan
with its butt in the air.
Now my husband, being very
frightened, scared observant
says, that bird is not real.
Sure enough the trumpeter swan that has its butt in the air
is really a fake swan that has turned over.
It seems the city puts those swans in the pond to keep the geese away.
Trumpeter swans and Canadian geese do not get along
which explains this pic.
Yeah, I'd keep my eye on him too.