Cue Awww moments

We have just got back from a walk in the park and I took these with my Nikon A10.
Enjoy!
There were 8 at first and then swimming frantically to catch up came two more.  I cropped this one as the other duckling was too far away for you to appreciate their cuteness.
On the other side of the bridge was the greylag and friend. We don’t know if it’s a male or female though, but it’s a resident here.
Walking round to the far side of the lake, we came across a clutch of 5 goslings. The parents were wary, but as always I talk to them and they let me get quite close before getting into the water.

Then I took these:
The interesting thing about the above picture is that the babies were coming towards me!
I’d stepped in a pile of goose poo and walked to the edge of the lake to wash my shoe.
My feet were about 6 inches from the edge at the bottom of the above picture, which I’ve cropped below for better detail. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Mum and Dad weren’t far away, but these little darlings were curious enough to come really close to check me out with their siblings not far behind.
This was the last picture I got before my batteries died.

All photos © pensitivity101

 

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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30 Responses to Cue Awww moments

  1. fakeflamenco says:

    I love the two yellow fluffs then three photo. Great shots!

  2. Liz says:

    Awww. 😊

  3. Those are some really cute pictures. ♥️

  4. jenanita01 says:

    Great capture, D… (I have to use your initial, as this PC refuses to stop altering everything…)

  5. Sadje says:

    These are so cute pictures.

  6. fransiweinstein says:

    Omg they are the sweetest little puffs of fluff. And they are growing quickly.❤️

    • We think this is a new brood of goslings as they are two small to be the same as my previous pictures of 4.
      The ducks are doing well, but the water level in the lake is so low, there is only one place the little ones can get out. Now that the goslings are hatching, the geese are in attendance and also protect the ducklings from predators such as crows, herring gulls, and other birds of prey. We have a sparrowhawk that visits and leaves its evidence. In our garden yesterday, it was the remains of a sparrow.

  7. willowdot21 says:

    Oh! So cute, damn those batteries. You were brave to approach with geese parents hovering 😀💜💜

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