Finally getting back to my idea of posting about area flora and fauna with this week’s contribution being the Trumpeter Swan. These past several trips to my farm – Tannachton Farm– has been highlighted by these graceful and seldom sighted birds.
Ongoing cold, snow, and ice in the United States is exhausting and a break would be most welcome. Yet after a slight warm up today and tomorrow, temperatures drop once again for the foreseeable future.
This time of year, the killdeer are laying eggs and setting on them. Officially a shorebird (plover), but often found in short pastures and especially along gravel drives on dry ground. The wary mommas will lead predators away from the nest by running, then acting as if she is injured.