The Family Returns

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.

This is her very first glimpse of me.
This is her very first glimpse of me.
I've been seen.
I’ve definitely been seen.

Slowly She Turned

She spins in place to keep me in sight.
She spins in place to keep me in sight.
This is slightly over exposed,, but it's kind of ghostly, so I like it.
This is slightly over exposed,, but it’s kind of ghostly, so I like it.
That's better.
That’s better.
Something seems to be happening on the island.
Something seems to be happening on the island.
Her attention is now refocussed on whatever she is guarding.
Her attention is now refocussed on whatever she is guarding.
Again, not the best quality photo, but I like it.
Again, not the best quality photo, but I like it.
The tufted ducks have come by and were preening on a log sticking out of the water until I came back.
The tufted ducks have come by and were preening on a log sticking out of the water until I came back.
They're still visiting for the moment.
They’re still visiting for the moment.
But now it's time to head out. Looks like the Goose Clan is heading back.
But now it’s time to head out. Looks like the Goose Clan is heading back.

And Then There Were Two

This one comes in next.
This one comes in next.

And A Third

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.

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