Wait, haven’t I heard this story before?
While swans are commonly seen at Ridgefield during the winter, they usually congregate too far off for full-body portraits, even for such a large bird and even with a telephoto lens. Sometimes youâ€™ll get lucky, however, and find a cooperative bird or two. On Valentineâ€™s Day in 2003, this swan was resting on a berm that runs between one of the large ponds and a drainage ditch beside the road. It soon settled down for a long winterâ€™s nap.
Raccoons have adapted so well to the way that modern man has transformed the American landscape that it is estimated that there are more raccoons now than ever before. This one came into our backyard a few years ago to dine on the multitude of raspberries growing near the fence. After eating its fill, it crawled up to nap on a nearby carport.