Please join us…………..

I said earlier we were hoping to have a walk in the park and we did just that before lunch.
We were out for over an hour and there were quite a lot of people about.  There were geese everywhere and the mess is horrendous. It’s a shame the council don’t employ someone for the summer to jet wash the paths. They could use the water from the lake!
The original broods are as big as the adults now, and judging by the amount of feathers everywhere, the moult is on and they will be taking their first flights soon.

We have a new brood of ducklings, and what looks like two more hatching of goslings. I couldn’t get a picture of the ducklings as they were too well scattered, but it pleased us to see some older and bigger ones were still around. We have no idea what happened to the others and believe as many as 100 babies may have been lost again this year.

It was lovely to see the greylag family today, four babies, and only one now with an orange beak and feet.  The other family above came out of the bushes as I was snapping the greylags.
They all took to the water together, and I love the way they make creches.

We also have a new duck on the block, but there is still no sign of Geraldine.

For those of you fed up with geese, we went up on the prom and I took some pictures of the glorious display of wild flowers on the bank and along the paths.
You would not believe the riot of colour along the sandy path and my pictures don’t do them justice.

Not forgetting the beach of course, it was quiet save for late arrivals working their way down the sand with their buckets and spades. The tide was out.

The wind farm was also clearly visible. We have lost count of the number of turbines there now as they continue to extend it, but believe it to be close to two hundred.
We got home just before 1pm and Hubby had fared very well indeed.

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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26 Responses to Please join us…………..

  1. Cute birds, but they are constantly making poop.

    • Sadly yes, and I brought a load home with me in the soles of my trainers. The babies are lovely though and I was more interested in taking their pictures than watching where I was walking!

  2. willowdot21 says:

    A lovely post, full of lovely geese and flowers 💜

  3. Jen Goldie says:

    I think that’s Gwendolyn in the top picture, 3rd from the left. Say Hi! From Canada. 😊
    Just kidding and wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing 💜

  4. Sadje says:

    Love your photos.

  5. Very beautiful photos, Di 😃

  6. Looks like you went to Wroxham and Yarmouth in Norfolk. At least they have hundreds of geese and turbines at sea anyway. What a lovely day out!

  7. How can you ever get fed up with goslings or ducklings??? 😁😘 great pictures. I love to virtually travel and that was a lovely outing 🤗

  8. This looks like a circular walk I take most days – through the park dodging goose poop, then across the road to the prom and if it’s low tide, down to the water’s edge then back home! Delightful pictures!

  9. murisopsis says:

    We had so many geese in the park that people couldn’t walk at all as the geese would attack anyone brave enough to enter their territory! The city council hired a company to round them up 3 years ago. It was lovely because you could actually walk unmolested! Sadly the population has rebounded and there are nearly as many as before…. It will take someone being sent to the hospital before they will thin the population again! You new camera takes very clear photos!!

    • Thanks Val. I’m still getting used to it. The geese don’t bother me, and if they hiss, I hiss back. I talk to them all so they don’t get aggressive, though I respect them with their young and give them space, but still talk!!

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