Boris on the dock, and another beautiful summer evening begins. Birds swooping low over the pond … hunting the bugs that come out at twilight, when the air is so still. Boris, our big black cat (he’s such a boss) is fascinated by the reflections of the birds on the water’s surface. As they swoop back and forth over the pond. Eating as they go. And the hunt never stops.
They showed up a few days ago. On the heels of the receding pond ice. Wonder if they’re the same pair that visited last spring? Or the spring before that? After a week or so, she disappears. Then sometime later, don’t remember how long, the drake follows. The pics below, taken today, show the drake in the pond, with the female (dame?) standing on the end of the dock. In one pic, there’s even a shot of a drake on the back deck. Read More