There is a kindly gentleman who visits Ashbridges Bay daily (in good weather) to feed swans.
When he spots these 2 swans in the distance,
he signals them by waving his arms:
The swans approach:
He calls this pair “Mommy” and “Daddy”.
He was present for both of today’s walks and we all had a good look at these lovely creatures:
Species list: mute swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, gadwall, long-tailed duck, bufflehead, ring-billed gull, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, American robin, northern cardinal, dark-eyed junco. (14 species)
I spot the hills
With yellow balls in autumn.
I light the prairie cornfields
Orange and tawny gold clusters
And I am called pumpkins. – Carl Sandburg (1878–1967)