Spring’s in the air.

You might remember these fuzzy pictures I took a week or so ago when walking Maggie

Well, although we don’t have this many in the park just now,  we do have about a dozen and this morning I noticed they are starting to prepare nests on the lake island.
The thing is that despite the heavy rain lately, the lake is still too shallow for any youngsters to get off the island or up on the banks until they are able to fly, so they will be sitting ducks (or geese) to predators like herring gulls, sparrow hawks or kestrels.
This was the first brood of goslings in May last year.

Last year, the ducks were first to provide broods but they too will have a similar problem  with their babies unless the water level is considerably higher than it is now.

This was one of the later broods of last summer and taken with my phone in August.

I am curious as to whether Man will intervene and manually fill the lake ready for the start of the holiday season at the end of March/early April.

 

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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2 Responses to Spring’s in the air.

  1. willowdot21 says:

    What a beautiful post 💜

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