Smaller flock on water than I remember from other years.
Occupying a scarce bit of open water near Swan Cove.
One of my favorite views in winter is the congregations of swans in the aptly-named Swan Cove from the bridge entering into Eastern Neck. Fantastic!
The Anatidae are the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans. The family has a cosmopolitan distribution, occurring on all the world's continents except Antarctica and on most of the world's islands and island groups. These are birds that are adapted through evolution for swimming, floating on the water surface, and in some cases diving in at least shallow water. (The Magpie Goose is no longer considered to be part of the Anatidae,...