Saturday, October 19, 2013

Welcome, Trumpeter Swans!

Last Sunday morning, my neighbor and friend, Bonnie, called at 8:00 a.m. to alert me to a major wildlife occurrence:  a family of six Trumpeter Swans had flown in to visit Bon Bon Pond!  I appreciated the call as I was outside at the time but, due to the heavy forest foliage, had not spotted the guests. 

Upon receiving the exciting news, I ran back outside, Casio in hand, and formulated a strategy:  moving with great stealth, I would sneak down the hill, and plant myself behind a tree where I would wait for the unsuspecting swimmers to float by.   

As with most “perfect plans,” this one fell far short.   The swans outsmarted me and kept to Bonnie’s side of the pond, just outside the acceptable range of my camera.  The pictures I took won’t win any awards but they did capture a memorable morning spent with the loveliest of friends.  

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