Friday, July 10, 2009
---For July 2 photos on Christy Yuncker Photo Journal, click here.
On July 2, 2009, we were aroused at 7 AM by unison calling of Roy and Millie.
Twin colts, Jacques and Phyl, had trailed their parents around our cranberry bog for almost three weeks since hatch on June 10th and 11th.
When we glanced at Cattail Point on that morning of July 2, we saw only Jacques running back and forth between his parents, begging for food. The adults flapped their wings twice, peered down at a tawny mass half-hidden in the grass, preened, and shuffled around. After careful examination through a spotting scope, we saw that the object of their gaze was Phyl's motionless body. The photo to the left shows Millie looking down at Phyl.
Posted by Christy Yuncker and George Happ at 10:39 PM