Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mother Goose

 Canada Goose sitting on her nest

Apparently the snow last week has not affected the goose breeding season. Out for a walk in Newmarket, I discovered this soon-to-be Momma.

 On a tiny island in Fairy Lake, Newmarket

She apparently felt safe as I was quite a distance away and had to zoom in a LOT with my point-and-shoot to get the closer photo.

Father Goose

As you can see, soon-to-be dad is monitoring the situation.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

45 comments:

Revrunner said...

I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for this next activity.

llandudnopictures said...

Great 'family' shots!

William Kendall said...

Beautiful pair!

Roan said...

Great shots! Is that a bit of green I see in that last shot? We have a pair of geese nesting over by The Rez. I'm looking forward to some babies.

Rebecca said...

Oh yes, you can't get too close to a mama goose!

Sandra said...

she is beautiful and Father is On Patrol.... ready to make those loud hissing noises if anyone comes close

Judy said...

Another sure sign that flowers and grass are coming...
I wonder if they are early, or the geese here are late...

R. Mac Wheeler said...

funny all the birds we have in Florida, but no geese. I had to make a business trip to Chicago to meet my first gaggle...they wouldn't give up the sidewalk during a run...attacked me like banshees. Thought I was going to die :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG CameraGirl;
Oh, Mother Goose and father (soon-to-be) so lovely♡♡♡ I wish I could take pictures with zoom better as I sometimes see birds in the river from the road(^^;)

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Kathy said...

I hope you get to see the babies when they come.

see you there! said...

It tickles me that she has her own island. Living in style!

Darla

Carver said...

Great shot of the expectant mother and of the father standing watch.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet! i hope they have a successful brood!

Linda W. said...

You'll have to keep checking back on her. It would be fun to see some goslings!

Karen said...

A lovely couple!

Judy said...

I'm sure that Father Goose would have bravely dealt with the situation had you come too close. I have been chased by a goose before and it's kind of scary.

DeniseinVA said...

Lovely to see the geese nesting again. We were out the other day when a Daddy Goose was standing like a sentinel while his mate was feeding. Great photos!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I hope you get to take picture of those little ones later.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Do keep us updated on this little family if you can!

RedPat said...

She does look secure there, EG!

Indrani said...

Lovely family pics.

Naquillity said...

how exciting there'll be some baby canadians waddling around soon. some great shots of the mother goose. have a great day~

RuneE said...

Nothing like Nature in spring!

Pamela Gordon said...

Nice capture of mama on the nest! I hope you might get to see the babies when they arrive. :)

Ela said...

Beautiful family :)

Stuart said...

Nice family portraits !

cieldequimper said...

Family life in the sunshine. Life couldn't get any better! :-) Your point and shoot is excellent quality!

Gail Dixon said...

Aww, what a sweet pair on their own little island. Lovely portrait of mama goose.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

We have a pair of Canada geese that come to our pond every spring. They are such love birds. I love watching them gliding along side by side on the water. I have yet to see the little ones, though. Beautiful shot of mama goose.

Randy said...

A nest with a view.

Stephanie said...

Great shots!

Esther Joy said...

Great shots!

Missed seeing you around there for awhile... Hope your family is well...

Margaret Adamson said...

great shots and look forward to seeing the babies soon

eileeninmd said...

Cute shots of Momma on the nest. And Dad takes his job very seriously.. Great post, have a happy day!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hasn't she found herself a nice wee spot there EG. Your point and shoot did a really good job there :)

Small City Scenes said...

A pair has come back to our pond. Last year had 7 babies--hopefully not so many this year.
Super good pictures. MB

edenhills said...

I'm always in awe of how active both parents are in raising their goslings. Great captures!

HansHB said...

A great post, lovely to see!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sweet documentation of the family!

Sue said...

I wrote about mother birds in my post today. Guess we are on the same page!

Lovely photos.

=)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing goslings.

Arija said...

Well, the early bird get the worm and the early breeding goose probably gets the tastiest new grass.
Good luck to her.

kelley jensen said...

wow, that's a fun photo op.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

She'd match well with my Billy Goats Gruff! :-)

bailey-road.com said...

I love their little island home. Hope they have a successful brood.

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