It’s been a while since I’ve taken some snapshots of the geese and duck families in our local park. It’s not that we’ve been avoiding it or I’ve forgotten to take the camera, it’s just that we’ve been concentrating on other things and our walks have mainly been along the prom or up into town via the main roads.
The greens are immaculate ready for games of bowls and golf, with the rowing boats, paddlers and small motor boats being kept in tip-top condition. The water fountains and kids paddling pool are spotless as they await the youngsters (and not so young, no doubt the Granddad we saw sitting under a water mushroom the other day made a great float or island for the toddlers splashing round him), and the kiddies play area is ready too.
Sadly the pavements are a minefield of geese and duck poo!
We have yet more broods of ducklings and goslings, so the park is full of wildfowl of various ages and size. This Momma had six babies, but they were all too quick for me when they took to the water.
This gentleman feeds the geese every day and it was hilarious watching so many, ducks as well, do an immediate U turn to head in his direction when he came out of his gate.
We noticed some time ago a greylag amongst all the Canada geese, and on Friday noticed two in one flock.
There are actually three different types of geese in this photograph. Can you spot the greylags and the third variety?
When we were on the boat, there appeared to be a romance between these two species and we were told it was unlikely they would successfully mate.
Well, I’m wondering if the pair here have, because look at this chap……
He’s front and centre, and proud with it!
Though maybe he’s a bit too big for this year’s hatchings.