Kip’s Comments 9-8-19

Katydid - Image 586653 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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:     

Trumpeter Swans on Pond - Image 587100 (© Kip Ladage)

Trumpeter Swans on Pond – Image 587100 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Trumpeter Swans on Pond - Image 587126 (© Kip Ladage)

Trumpeter Swans on Pond – Image 587126 (© Kip Ladage)

   

While at the pond I also photographed insects and plants.     

Katydid: 

Katydid - Image 586653 (© Kip Ladage)

Katydid – Image 586653 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Katydid - Image 586660 (© Kip Ladage)

Katydid – Image 586660 (© Kip Ladage)

     

Red Meadowhawk Dragonfly: 

Ruby Meadowhawk Dragonfly - Image 586768 (© Kip Ladage)

Ruby Meadowhawk Dragonfly – Image 586768 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Insect on Thistle: 

Insect on Thistle - Image 586638 (© Kip Ladage)

Insect on Thistle – Image 586638 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Tick Trefoil: 

Tick Trefoil - Image 586795 (© Kip Ladage)

Tick Trefoil – Image 586795 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Goldenrod:

Goldenrod - Image 586630 (© Kip Ladage)

Goldenrod – Image 586630 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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