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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Look at the babies

Remember when I told you about the geese that take up residence in the complex where I live? Well, I thought that all of them except one had met an untimely end, but it seems like one was off perched on some eggs. The first time I saw the wee ones I was so thrilled. I think I may have even screamed: Look at the babies! After a couple of weeks I finally got close enough and was at the right place  to capture some shots to share with you it’s amazing how fast they’ve grown.

Every time I drive pass the geese in the complex I either stop or slow down just so the children can gawk at them. (Okay, so I gawk too!) As you can see, they love them. They stare at them for long minutes. One day when I stopped to get the mail, they were all resting right next to my box and they sat there until one of my children scared them. When the mama and papa saw me coming they stood up; I’m always on guard for a squawking mad goose parent.

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Don’t you just love how they can balance on one foot and scratch (eat bugs?) under their wings? It’s sorta like us human parents who perform balancing acts almost every single day.PART_1338420614015

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Even since I’ve taken these pictures, the babies have sprouted some more, their feathers have become thicker and they’re moving faster. They’re even getting a little bolder, which means they are catching up to this little guy who showed no fear weeks ago.

You can see him approaching in the first photo below and when his papa notices what he’s doing he was definitely on guard.

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Isn’t he a cutie!? If I get the chance I hope to get some more shots of them and I’ll share them with you here. What do you think of the babies?

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