Those of you who’ve been around my blog long enough will remember the Canada Goose family that I shared last year. Well, they’re back. Five Canada Geese are living here now and I’m pretty sure they are the five goslings from last year. I’m going to have to compare photos and see if the markings match.
The other day, I took a wander around the pond and I think someone was on guard. Perhaps a nest is being built as it looks like two of the geese are developing signs of eggs. Regardless, this goose stayed put the entire time I walked around the pond. Not only that, but she was aware of where I was the entire time.
The following photos are the best of the lot. There are a ton of pics today, I know, but I couldn’t resist sharing the reconnection that happened on this walk. From this point, it’s as if they are familiarizing or re-familiarizing themselves with me.
The female Canada Goose returns to her natal pond every year. Whether or not eggs survive in any given year, she will always return. So, three of the goslings are definitely back … the three females. What is neat is that there is no real fear or trepidation when it comes to these geese, as opposed to last year when trust was earned slowly. A couple of times I am certain that there was a sense of recognition in the looks they cast my way. They aren’t as nervous of the dog, that’s for sure. Or I’m personifying a goose.
Nah. She knows me.