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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Down By the Creek

A picture of the Canada Goose nest from a few weeks ago. The female would leave the nest from time to time to go get food. I took the opportunity to carefully take a photo. I thought there were more eggs, but I only see two. She was sitting on them and the male was coming closer to the nest last week. When our visitors from Japan were here, she was on the nest. We were busy Mothers Day and on Monday the nest was deserted. I didn't check on it again that day, but on Tuesday I noticed no one on the nest again. It wasn't until Thursday that I caught a glimpse of them; the parents had been keeping them well hidden.
Just two babies, and very protected by both parents. When I saw them, I jumped into the car and drove down to take photos...they were nowhere to be seen. But I did happen upont his guy...

He was washing something quite intently. He stayed only for a moment and then wandered off...
Pete snapped these shots from our deck last night. We were watching them as we were having dinner. This is the first time we've seen them back at the island where their nest was.

The little ones nibble on the grasses...

Mama Goose keeps them warm while Papa Goose is on watch...

5 comments:

Priscilla May 16, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

Beautiful pictures!

anamchara1 May 16, 2010 at 8:18 PM  

Hmmm ... that raccoon looks a bit devious ... I hope he's not wringing his hands, thinking about baby goose for dinner! The babies are adorable, and such good parents.

Nat May 17, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

I've been waiting to see those fluffy goslings! Don't you just love spring?

lonfrichuk May 19, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

Love it! I especially like the one with the goseling tipping his head to the side - so cute!

Jan May 23, 2010 at 11:15 PM  

Super photos! Loved seeing the cheeky racoon!

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