These are some of our winter visitors on the pond behind our house. A couple of days ago, this beautiful blue heron stopped by our little body of water… …but didn't stick around to let me get another photo! Then later in the day, a flock of geese landed in the side yard. They wanted to get in the water, but these two swans had taken up residency. Someone told us that geese won't go near swans. (You may need to enlarge this one) This swan posed, but the other one had it's head in the water, making ripples on the surface After the swans left for the larger lake, the geese finally got their chance! The next morning, all that was left was this lonely little duck! Today, the pond is frozen over and none of them are here!