Canada Goslings were just hatched near Schwartz Park on Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL. It certainly seems to be that time of year when babies are all over the place here! I think these fuzz balls were probably less than three days old.
While I was out taking pictures last evening at about 7:00pm I saw a Great Egret, a very determined and hungry Osprey, a bunch of Whistlers (the pics will be here on Wed. of course) and a few Mallard Ducks. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy!
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!