In April I wrote a post entitled Trenton's Happiest Couple. It was about a pair of swans who had been coming to a particular pond in Trenton every spring and summer for a few years. Every year they happily claimed this murky pond and swam around in it after building a nest. Alas, every year when the time came, they left for warmer parts, just the two of them. I wondered if the couple were unable to have offspring.
Well, apparently they are. Driving by the pond this morning I noticed them swimming around. I hadn't seen any swans for a few days, and I was worried that something might have happened to them. Not only did I see the swan couple, but a cute little pair of signets were swimming around too.
Proud mama and papa swam close to the little pair, never venturing far away. For now they seem happy with this arrangement. Just wait until they are teenagers though, the pond may become too small. Maybe I should have given them my card and told them to keep me in mind when they start looking for a bigger place.