The next day, my neighbor sent me this photo, which shows that it has some leg issues. It looks like he is fluffing his wings, but that leg stays that way when he is swimming.
He seemed to disappear for a few days last week, and we thought he flew the coop. This weekend he was back, and as happy as ever. He seems to have made friends with 3 Canadian geese that come back to nest each Spring. I think their nest is on the lower lake which is a wee bit more overgrown and natural. If other geese land, he has a fit and starts flapping and honking until they leave. Well, I woke up yesterday and then there were 3. DH took a few shots for me so I could do this post, but I must say, it is very hard to get clear pictures with my small camera. Here they are! I am afraid that if I try to name them, they will fly away. I also have no clue if male or female. For some reason I want to keep saying Manny, Mo, and Jack!
They love to eat weeds and preen their feathers! I hope they stay! So gorgeous! Nice surprise, huh?