This is a terrible picture, I know, but it was as close as I could get to our latest visitor in the pasture.
Matt says it’s a trumpeter swan. I say it’s a heron. Swans look more goose-like. They don’t stand this upright. And this one has not been seen swimming in the creek yet. He asked the guys at work, and they say there’s no such thing as a white heron. But what do a bunch of linemen know about herons? There is, in fact, a white Great Blue Heron. But it lives in Florida.
He flew off right after I snapped this picture, but this morning he was back and brought a friend with him. The Canada Geese are still here, too. I guess Sugar Creek is a romantic hot-spot for birds.