Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mother Goose/ Camera Critters

Mama goose sitting on her eggs

I was standing on a bridge looking at the creek and greening vegetation below. The goose was staring up at me, not moving a muscle.

Another view of the mama goose

In the upper left-hand corner you can see a bit of the creek where mama and papa will take their goslings for their first swim.

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29 comments:

Andy said...

I takes a lot to scare mom off the nest. See my post for the aftermath.

Birdman said...

... with lots of camo.

texwisgirl said...

good luck, sweet mama goose! :)

Jack said...

That is interesting. I never think of geese as having camouflage, but they sure do.

Jacob said...

Very nice. Mama's can be fearless. I speak from experience.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

I did not see any photo of goose like these...different perspective.congrats
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/05/a-photo-really-tells-a-story/

Small City Scenes said...

She would charge you if you were closer. I miss our babies at the pond this year.

I checked all your posts I missed while gone---all excellent.


Thanks for being super. MB

Dimple said...

I was thinking the same as Small City, if you had attempted to get closer, you would have had a face full of goose!

Jedediah said...

She is well camouflaged, I love the look she gives you.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

She manages to hide very well in the grass :)
Have a nice weekend EG!

RedPat said...

She sure doesn't trust you! Nice pics.

My garden haven said...

Good post and good goose to just sit there and stare at the camera!
Rosie

Jenn Jilks said...

I love the geese, miss them here!

Martha Z said...

In my part of the world the goslings have hatched and I am amazed at how fast they have grown.

VioletSky said...

Soon, soon, there will be gosling running around!

EG Wow said...

Martha,
A few have hatched here too...but they still look brand new. :)

Kate said...

There certainly are a lot of busy female feathered friends at this time of year. The camouflage is interesting!

Gary said...

The Vermilon is still in flood!! No nests yet. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ said...

She is watching your every move making sure you are not there to harm them. :)

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Kay L. Davies said...

She was trying to decide if you were a threat or not. Glad she decided "not"! An attack goose is a ferocious thing to see.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Marie said...

I'm so impressed with her camouflage and I do wish her well with her new brood. People are not always so happy to see Canada geese here as they compete with our own barnacle geese. But you do have to admire their resilience and the care they take of their families. Lovely shots.

Judy said...

It looks like she's ready to attack if you got any closer.

George said...

Mother Goose is definitely keeping an eye on you. I don't think I would want to tangle with her.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my, she is keeping a close eye on you. Great capture.

ladyfi said...

Hope her babies hatch and live long lives. Cute shot!

Francisca said...

Any closer and this mama would've snapped your nose off... :-D

Gretchen said...

Really beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing!

Becca said...

I don't think I have ever seen that kind of goose before...too cool! :)

Wren said...

I would not mess with her!

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