I was surprised to see the pair of Trumpeter Swans had returned to the pond at Jonas Green Park. I assumed they were heading North to breed, but I was wrong. Will they stay?
Lots of stuff in that pond, including swallows, ducks and herons. I even saw a beaver.
I also spent some time at Quiet Waters, which is looking good these days, and some birds are starting to appear. Nothing great yet, but it’s early days.
Sunrise at Possum Point.
A Trumpeter’s wingspan may reach 8 feet.
Wood Ducks seem to be active everywhere.
I found this Mallard at Quiet Waters.
8-10 Canada Geese seem to be residents of the pond.
Some Canada Geese will remain with us through the summer.
I’ve seen 10 Ospreys at Possum Point.
My Eastern Screech Owl may have moved to a new tree.
This Cardinal is at Quiet Waters.
My first Great Egret of the season.
This Cardinal, and all his mates, sing constantly at this time of year.
he Great Blue Herons are still on their nest. She may be incubating.
2 Great Blue Herons are nesting near the pond.
Ospreys have been nesting on the ballfield lights at Truxtun Park for many years.