Tuesday, December 11, 2012


In the past few weeks we've seen (and heard) huge numbers of geese congregating on the lake, with smaller numbers of ducks and swans mingling with the group.  Periodically throughout the day they would disappear for awhile, to places unknown, to eat.  Sharon Natzel captured this photo of swans dining in a harvested corn field by County Road 20.  The ones with the darker necks are the juveniles.  A cold snap has capped the lake in it's cover of winter ice - at least in the area we observe - and so it appears that they moved on yesterday (supposedly South) until next spring.

Swans in field by Sharon Naztel

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