I encountered this gorgeous swan in the street the other day when I was in town. He was walking on the pavement like he owned it.
I have a healthy respect for swans and when it came towards me, I politely went to the other side of the road.
I think this was papa swan, because later I saw these adolescent swans swimming. They swam (glided) towards me, because they thought I had bread for them. I had to disappoint them.