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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

For the Love of Geese and Swans

My sweet little Canadian Geese Goslings are fledglings no more.  They will be flying soon and I feel so priveledged to have watched their cycle of life!  Their parents taught them to dunk and feed on the green water plants in the lake, to bathe themselves, etc.  Next they will be practicing flight as I remember from previous years and I hope I can capture that for you when the time comes.



This development only took a few weeks from June 13th
until now.

And the young signets went from this

To this:
And now they are even larger but I have not had them visit our lake even though I have seen them in other lakes in our community and will also take pictures when they visit again.

AS you can see, one of the signets is gray and while he will become more white in development, I believe this is a young male though I cannot find confirmation of it in any of the descriptions in bird books!

And meanwhile, the adults are still the King and Queen of the lake as they chased away the Canadian Geese away from their lake territory last week.

Here are all the geese
chased up on the bank
by the regal swans. 

Thank you for visiting and do come back again soon and often!

My heart to yours...


Ginny said...

The last picture is quite lovely. So are swans mean? I have heard that they are, especially if they chase everything else out of the lake!

Needled Mom said...

How fun it was to share the growth with you!!!! Safe journey ahead for them!!!!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

They are beautiful Kerrie no wonder you will be sad to see them go.

Take care.

Jennifer said...

I especially like to see the swans, Kerrie, since we don't have them on our lake. So beautiful!