Where is the Family?
Once again, for the seventh year in a row, there was a pair of trumpeter swans at a pond not far from our cabin. In years past the pond hosted a pair of adults along with their young of the year. This year only two adult birds – assumed to be a mated pair – are claiming the pond. As I photographed the beautiful birds, I could not help but wonder where their young birds were. Since I have seen no gray-colored cygnets, I am guessing the young birds did not survive, if any even hatched. I guess that is what makes wildlife so interesting…we never know the full stories.
Trumpeter Swans on Pond:
While at the pond I also photographed insects and plants.
Red Meadowhawk Dragonfly:
Insect on Thistle: