Enjoying some long anticipated warm weather, Phil Brown and I decided to grab some dinner and beverages tonight at the Hungry Diner in Walpole.
Sitting outside and thinking of nighthawks more than waterfowl, we were surprised to discover a silent swan flying north over us approaching dusk. We both saw the bird and immediately thought "goose" instead of swan, which gave the bird just enough time to get over and past us. Perhaps it was the beverages or just not having swan on our radar. Either way, we were able to eventually get on the bird with Phil's binoculars, but no discerning features were evident at that point in the light that was present. Our initial feeling was that this was a Mute Swan, but we have to realistically just leave it as swan sp.
If anyone is in the Walpole/Bellows Falls area tomorrow, it might be worthwhile to check out these areas of the CT River or other nearby bodies of water.
Cheers, Chad Witki
-- Chad Witko www.chat-happens.com
"I came to believe birds are the most vivid expression of life. It made me aware of the world in which we live." Roger Tory Peterson