A Walk in the Park

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.

The first batches of goslings are developing their tail feathers so may well be taking to the air in the next few weeks as they are almost as big as the adults now.

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?

This one is just off centre right.
But this one isn’t quite so easy to spot, being on the far right towards the bank and is flanked by Canada geese from all sides.

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.

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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4 Responses to A Walk in the Park

  1. scifihammy says:

    Lovely to see so many birds and how the babies have grown! 🙂

  2. Elizabeth says:

    We have geese around here in the winter, it isn’t easy to walk on the park because of their drops and sometimes they run after us.

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