Mommy!

We have just got back from walking the dog as we had a break in the rain and as usual I didn’t have my camera, so I came back for it.
This was too good an opportunity to miss as they will be so much bigger next time we see them.

I’ve previously mentioned of me talking to the geese in the park as we pass by and telling Sid that it was rude to hiss at me. Those little encouraging chats seem to have paid off as I was allowed to get really close to take these shots.
Two clutches appear to have hatched so far, each with seven goslings.
This one particular pair watched me with interest as I approached with my camera. I talked softly to them all the time and they were quite accommodating.

I love the way that Canada geese provide creches for their babies, with several adults in attendance. This little group was flanked by other adults, one of which took off when one of the parents hissed at him.
Mamma and Papa goose are obviously extremely proud  and protective of their family.
but still allowed me closer

On the other side of the bridge was a second family, again with seven youngsters, and although I wasn’t threatened, I was carefully watched (bottom left picture, goose in background) and sensed that I couldn’t get as close to these as the others.

There are I’d guess about 50 adult geese in the park here, and the island in the centre of the lake is their breeding ground.
There are nesting adults everywhere on it

and of course, more eggs to hatch.

Hopefully I shall be able to get some duckling pictures in due course as I don’t intend to go out without the camera now!

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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28 Responses to Mommy!

  1. Hélène (Willow Poetry) says:

    They are so cute. Love this post.

  2. chris jensen says:

    As see there is no greater love, than the love of a mother… Father following behind proud!

  3. chris jensen says:

    Reblogged this on deletedangel and commented:
    No greater love, than the love of a parent…

  4. scifihammy says:

    Aren’t they absolutely adorable? Great shots 🙂

    • It was wonderful to see today and I’m so glad I came back for the camera. We got some good shots of the ducklings on the marina, but never anything like this of the geese as we were on the river and couldn’t get very close to the breeding grounds.

      • scifihammy says:

        It’s great that they trust you enough to get close. They are very good parents. 🙂

      • I moved very slowly and kept my voice soft as I spoke to them. I talk to them every day so they may recognise it. I know they can be aggressive, especially when they have young, so I was indeed very lucky today.

  5. fransiweinstein says:

    Omg, they are so sweet ❤️

  6. So, so cute!! I love the pictures – definitely do not leave home without the camera. You could have a blog entirely of baby goose pictures and I would visit it.

  7. Outstanding shots!

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