Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Animal Wednesday - Canada Goose Nests and Gosling

The Canada Goose is doing so well in this area that they are becoming a nusiance in some areas.
I am always amused to find a group of nests in an area where we bird. 
Every nest is different. Some add decorations. 
Others just have the bare necessities.
Some have lots of down. 
Others don't have much at all. 
Then again some have almost all down. 
Others flat get ahead of their nest making. I always attribute this to a new breeder.

When you see these little guys toddling along after their parents....
 you just have to say awwww.

How low could you go for a juicy bug?
Happy Animal Wednesday Everyone.

19 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh Lisa, these are such pretty images. The nests are wonderful. I love nature's artwork.
It is just like us, decorating our homes, so sweet.

I love the one with the feather....sort of making a statement!!

Lovely post.

Teri C said...

Your 'show and tell' nests are wonderful! I learned a lot of things I never knew. Great post. Oh that baby gosling is so adorable!! Do you mind if I try to sketch it?

HAW

Robin said...

Lovely and informative post! You taught me so much about Geese and their nest-decorating! It is fascinating! And those Goslings......awwwww is right! Too adorable!

Hugs, and HAW!

♥ Robin ♥

Mim said...

I've never seen those nests before - that's so amazing! We have geese galor here but maybe I just haven't looked hard enough for the eggs. thanks for showing these....and yes...awwwww is all you can say

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
So very interesting about the different ways the Canada Geese build or not build their nests. Like Cheryl I like the nest with the feather decoration!
Great photographs. The Gosling is adorable.
Sherry

Julie said...

What neat pics of all the different nests (or lack thereof)! The eggs look so white! Love those darn cute babies!!!

marianne said...

What a wonderful picture shoot Lisa!
Here the geese were in the news as well.
First we complained about having to little gees (the grey ones) We took some measures to make circumstances good for them. Now we have too many geese and they want to shoot them.......
This really pisses (sorry for my language) me off. People who are playing for God all the time and doing a very poor job.........
I think mother Nature is capable of
taking care of itself the best.

Cute goose babies Lisa. I saw a lot of them on my way home.

Hope you are doing ok dear♥
HAW!

Lynn said...

So sweet. I wonder what happens to that lone egg? Any one caring for it? Lovely to see these all in photos. Thanks.

SandyCarlson said...

These are marvelous! I have never been close to a nest. Exciting!

soulbrush said...

aaaawwww, I haven't seen any bird nests since coming here, used to love them in Africa. happy AW and all other days too,

Cowgirl Red said...

I know people think the Canada Geese are a nuisance in places. However, they mate for life and I think that shows an extremelynhigh consciousness. They amaze me. Terah

Katiejane said...

Oh, this is such a cute post! I love the lone egg on the ground, as if it just "fell out" on the way to somewhere. Oops!
I've never studied goose nests up close so this was fun.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa,

I have just heard about the bad weather in your area on the BBC News. I do hope that you and yours are all safe and well.....

Quiet Paths said...

Lisa, this is my favorite post of all this week. It's marvelous! Hahaha, you made me smile and nod my head. And I learned something too; that they might get ahead of their nest building. Well, it happens to people too I guess. Loved it and thank you.

Deb said...

Such a gorgeous post! I love the assortment of nests you come across ~ what a lovely birding spot ♥

Caroline said...

Delightful post! I love seeing these birds' nests - very individual!

Margaret Ann said...

Exceptional photos...Love those sweet little nests! :)

SandyCarlson said...

After the storms we have had, I just wish we could see a few babies.

Elizabeth Smith said...

I love these photos! Beautiful! and your captions add a wonderful dimension to the experience!