But earlier in the day...
I was out driving around looking for Red-tailed Hawk nests when I looked over at a flooded field a few miles shy of the Illinois border and there were a flock of very white, very big birds...and they looked very much like swans, swimming around in the vernal lake.
Unfortunately it was a very big wet field on private land. I drove around the field and finally found a pair close enough to identify. Tundra Swans!
Then back to the area with a broader view of the flock.
And arrived just at the moment a flock of Canada Geese was coming in for a landing.
I'll try again tomorrow and bring more magnification with me.
A flock of Sandhill Cranes had just passed over when a minute after, another pair, apparently late off the mark appeared trumpeting madly, in an attempt to catch up to their brethren on their way toward the Sugar River.
Perhaps tomorrow will bring a Red-tail nest!
Coming soon, due to reader's questions...the idiosyncrasies of Pale Male and Octavia's nest location at 927 Fifth Avenue.