Jack’s Walk

Jack and I decided to walk along the creek today and we found a big surprise. Goslings! They’re very young and we could only find the one family today, but there will certainly be more soon.


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  1. StonedRanger says

    I started the hobby of rockhounding in January. I have been searching one of the local rivers for months now looking for agates (and doing quite well at it). About a month ago I stumbled upon a nest that a couple of northern geese had made that had four eggs in it. It was not hidden well, and I hoped that the goslings hatched safely. Two weeks ago I checked the nest and it was empty, no egg shells were to be seen. I feared the worst. Two days ago I went up to the river again and found the biggest agate ive found to date. Twenty minutes later I saw the two geese with four fluffy little goslings just like the one in your picture. It was a good day to be on the river.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Look at the patterns on the folded wings of the adults as well as on the breast, they’re beautiful!

    Also, I didn’t know Canada goslings have yellow accents. They’re cute, aww.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    I haven’t seen any barnacle goose goslings* (they’re a bit more gray and black than Canada goslings) yet this spring.

    * = The head of an adult barnacle goose looks more like a barnacle than a gosling’s head.

  4. jrkrideau says

    I sighted my first goslings yesterday. Four fluffy little things, a bit smaller than yours.
    For some reason, we seem late in getting our normal mob of Canada geese. I have only seen four or five where we normally have thirty. A couple of hundred did pass overhead yesterday, that I noticed.

  5. rq says

    Oh my! A beautiful family portrait.
    I also love the cute little “meep!” sound the goslings make (but hoo boy keep your distance…).

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