A few years ago the town council in Alexandria decided to buy a pair of swans to try and eliminate the plethora of Canadian geese who stay on Mill Pond all summer. The swans have been shy and for the past few years have hidden in the west end of the lake. This year they've decided to swim the entire perimeter of the pond and voila! No geese!
Meanwhile, behind my house there's a very busy robin. She's built a nest with a cedar roof.
It's been pretty cold these past few nights so I hope she's been sitting tightly on those beautiful eggs.