Yesterday we stopped to take a walk near the pond by an old gravel pit. Back in the day, this was one of Molly’s favorite swimming holes. Now, she’s not too interested in water or bringing back sticks, but we still like walking there. Anyway, as soon as the pond came into sight we could see a big ol’ swan swimming around in it. As we got closer, I took some pictures and I had a feeling I’d seen this swan before. Bet you’re wondering how does she know it’s the same one she’s seen before? Well, you see this swan was wearing a yellow collar. When we got back to the cabin I was so excited when I checked the pictures and sure enough, the number on the collar was 26C. Back in the March of 2010 I saw this same swan and reported it to the USGS. Here it is swimming around in the same pond.
At that time I reported it and received this Certificate of Appreciation. The cool part about it is knowing the swan was born in 2004.
But to take this one step further the first time I saw this swan in 2009! At that time it was in a river not too far away from the gravel pit pond. It had a couple cygnets along with it as well as another banded swan. I sure wish I would’ve reported both of them at the time.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to make my day!
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