Following my posts on the geese and ducklings, I was saddened to see only 3 goslings with the adults on my walk in the park yesterday. I could not believe they had lost 11 of their babies, but indeed, there were only three.
Momma Duck however still has her full brood, and typically I didn’t have my camera to snap them all curled up in a heap together on the bank under her very watchful eye. I counted 11 heads, and compared them to Emperor penguins in their formation, wondering if they took it in turns to be in the middle and thus the warmest. They looked so cute, and I was so pleased to know she still has them all.
Yes, our original broods of seven each are still intact, and all are present and correct.
So what were the three I saw yesterday afternoon then?
Meet the new parents.
There are actually three under her wing, but we only got a shot of one
Isn’t Nature wonderful?