The Trumpeter Swans are back - by the thousands. In all the years we've lived here we've never seen such big flocks - or such a large number of flocks. Usually we see huge flocks of the Snow Geese - but the swans are often sparsely spread out over the fields - but not this year.
And so many were in front of barns - so I get to combine the two. The grey swans are the juveniles.
Some of the barns are dwarfed by the flocks of swans - but they are there - back along the tree line.
If you look to the left - up near the edge of the field in the previous photo you will see this man. I didn't see him when I was taking photos - so I never did see if he moved or not. I've enlarged and cropped the photo and still am not convinced as to whether he is a man or a decoy. Whatever he is - he is not bothering the swans in the least - they don't seem to even notice him. Parts of him look like a real person - but then there are other characteristics that look like a mannequin - what do you think? It sure was fun to discover him there in the photo - along with the barn. One thing that makes me think he is not real is that it was windy and spitting snow and very cold that day, and he has no jacket.
I've not posted much during December - so much going on - such festivities and fun and family and friends. I enjoy blogging and hope to do more, now that the holidays are over - and I hope my followers will come back and join me now that they have more time also.
Happiest of New Years my friends!!!!