Goslings!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

As of this morning, we have 5 Canada Goose goslings on our pond!

In late March, John built and deployed a nest platform - a wooden pallet with styrofoam sheets inside and a wire basked filled with hay on top. Anchored by rope to trees on either side of the pond, it looked good to us, but the pair of geese that had been hanging around for a while would have the final say.

They deemed the platform suitable, and on March 30th, I took this photo of the female on the nest.


Three and a half weeks later, the goslings hatched and here they are!








I hope this brightens your day as much as it did ours!

8 comments:

vlb April 25, 2009 at 1:52 PM  

Fuzzy! Fuzzy motorboats. Honk honk.

Annette F. Tait April 25, 2009 at 2:43 PM  

Just beautiful Ann - I love canada geese! especially goslings!

this did brighten my day! thank you

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Miniature Art by Karen Hull April 25, 2009 at 6:49 PM  

How exciting Ann, it is always thrilling to watch the emergence of new life and they look so cute.

King Daddy April 26, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

Woot! Yay goslings! Sweet Ann :) Huggs - Mikey

Gail H. Ragsdale April 26, 2009 at 12:57 PM  

How fun!! There is nothing like watching the new ones!

Anonymous April 26, 2009 at 4:25 PM  

WOW, were you in the water with them???? Incredible photography!
Martha (loves the lake too)

PaintDog April 26, 2009 at 8:21 PM  

No, I wasn't in the water with them. We have a small pond and a very big camera lens :)

-Ann

Melody Lea Lamb April 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM  

Oh Ann! How very exciting! Its especially wonderful that you built the platform and the geese deemed it worthy of their nest. Its going to be so much fun to watch them grow up. What does Maggie think of the little fluffs? :)
~Mel

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