Baby update 14th May

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.

Last night we took Maggie for her final walk round the park, this time with camera in hand just in case. No ducklings I’m afraid, but we did see these guys……
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Yes, our original broods of seven each are still intact, and all are present and correct.
Hurrah!
So what were the three I saw yesterday afternoon then?
Meet the new parents.
Look closer
There are actually three under her wing, but we only got a shot of one

Isn’t Nature wonderful?

 

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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20 Responses to Baby update 14th May

  1. joyroses13 says:

    So very cool! Under the Mama’s wing, what a great shot with your camera!

  2. The holdings that disappear be by with another group.

  3. fransiweinstein says:

    They’re really growing quickly. So lovable.

  4. scifihammy says:

    What fun to spot all these babies when out walking. I like the photo of them all lined up swimming away. πŸ™‚

  5. Bee Halton says:

    So glad they are all still ok! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Aweni says:

    Beautiful pictures, nature is indeed wonderful. Wish you luck with your duckies.

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