We have been out several times this past week for drives and
we often end up at Lake of the Lilies
The Swans usually leave for winter but right now they are still here.
Perhaps they are a little confused with all the warm weather we have been having.
The Swans here are never aggressive, quite the opposite,
I get relatively close to them and they seem to enjoy the company.
I'll go with winking!
Different day, it was a little gloomy...but today was the first day all of the Coots were back.
You may remember that one Coot was here all summer, but they generally only visit us in the winter.
Coots are dumpy waterbirds with long, lobed toes that facilitate swimming.
Their bill and frontal shield are mainly white, it has a beady red eye.