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The Canada Goslings Are Growing Up

There are now two families of Canada Geese here.  One is the family with seven goslings that were born just at the first of May and the other is a family with two goslings that are now about almost two weeks old.  They are so cute!  I often see the families here in the early morning.  I was surprised to see the geese under the bird feeder yesterday morning!  Guess it is a big draw for more than the songbirds.  I also know that the parent geese have taught the youngsters about the driveway and cars.  Mom and Dad geese hurry the little ones away from the driveway whenever a car is nearby.  The geese are fun to watch!  I took these pictures in my yard or from my living room window on May 22, 2012 and May 24, 2012.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

The Goslings

The family of Canada Geese is doing just fine here on the little farm pond and around the grassy pastures here.  The seven goslings are two weeks old and are growing a lot.  They are beginning to look a lot more like geese then they had earlier when they were little yellow fluff-balls.  The Canada Geese eat grass and certain tender plants as well as some of the grains.  They are content here eating the grass.  The goslings have been out on the pond several times a day with the parents.  At least one adult is always with the goslings.  The Canada Geese are devoted parents.  The goslings won’t fly until they are between three and four months of age.  I have enjoyed seeing the babies here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

The Newest Residents of the Little Farm Pond Have Hatched!

Canada goslings have hatched yesterday here on the shore of the little farm pond!  Hooray!  Mama and Papa goose took the babies out for a walk and breakfast yesterday late in the morning.  I took these pictures from a long distance so as to not disturb the new family.  As best as I can tell, there are seven little ones.  They won’t be able to fly for another three months so they will be waddling and paddling around the pond.  When the goslings get a bit older, the family may make the trek down the long driveway and across the street to the little private community lake down the hill.  That would be a long haul for the babies but sometimes geese are pretty athletic.  I am thrilled to have seen the new arrivals!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Baby on the Lake

I promised that I would show you the first Canada Gosling that I saw this year here on the lake.  This little solo hatched just this morning from its nest at the shoreline in my next door neighbor’s backyard.  I have been awaiting its arrival for days.  The proud Canada Geese parents took their offspring for its first paddle just a few moments ago.  These pictures are fresh out of my camera.  Photo taken from my deck 5/19/11 at about 11:35 am (Central time).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Canada Gosling (Photo cropped for greater detail)

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