When the snow starts to melt and ponds develop in the fields, others start migrating through the area.
A few will stay on area waterways,pairing up and building nests to raise their young.
Some waters near Madison County is closed to all human activity to protect the nesting swan.
In the fall many of these huge birds will once again migrate for the North Country to invade our waterways to winter.
These royal birds inspire and entertain those of us that chose to be outside year around.