Please count the babies in the photo.
There is one missing.
Earlier in the day, I noticed that Swanees big wing feathers looked like someone had taken thinning shears to them.
I didn't understand why until the whole family came for a visit later in the day.
Well, almost the whole family; a little white one is missing.
The fine fellow thinks perhaps a mink came looking for a meal and Swanee fought him off.
They have worked very hard for these babies, and they are the only ones we've seen all summer. Please Swanee, keep the rest safe.