Sunday, September 9, 2012
Out on the Lake
The grebe family's youngsters are still rather small, but beginning their flight training. For the first time since their five cygnets were born, Judy and I were able to come very close to the Trumpeter swan family. This is the first year since we moved to the lake in 1995, that a Trumpeter swan couple has raised their brood in the large marsh at the lake's western side.
The cygnets have grown quite large in the few months they have been alive. Fortunately, Strider, our dog, didn't do anything to spook the birds, so we got close.