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Nesting Swan

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Evening folks…Swans are not one of my favorite birds given they are not native to North America, and the impact they have on local wildlife. But I do have to say they are a nice looking bird, and their nest are huge! Since they are one of the few birds that provide a 'taxi service' for the young, I'm going to try to capture this behavior once the young hatch….Happy I photographed this bird in Ayer this afternoon.

Now for a quick quiz! What other water fowl carry their young on their backs?

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Hooded Merganser

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Evening folks…while sitting at my otter site, this Drake Hooded Merganser popped in to say hi! Needless to say the otters were a no show this afternoon….Sad

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Winter Geese

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Evening folks…while up to Salisbury beach last week I also went over to Plum Island to see if I might get lucky and stumble onto a Snowy Owl. No such luck on the owl, but I did photograph a flock of a few hundred Canada Geese feeding in a snow covered field! Yummy……frozen grass…Happy

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