Getting bigger, when you’re human, means you can look after yourself more, do more things. When you’re a gosling, getting bigger means safety. It means that your parents can relax a bit. Doesn’t it?
The photos in this post were taken between June 6 and June 9, surrounding the Goslings’ one month birthday. This is when the changes become a bit more pronounced. Throughout June they will grow, and morph into juvenile geese. Later in the month, true wing training will begin, but right now, they are still a little young for it.
The rest of the photos are all taken on June 9, the first at about 6:00 in the morning. It was raining and the Goslings were soaked!
A few hours later, at about 9:30, time for food. The crows aren’t far away.
Later that day, we walked around the ponds. No sign of the the family on the near pond, but Mr Coot was happy to be tempted by some seed.
There was a bit more action over on the far pond.
When the seeds started to land, it took a few minutes, but the family eventually responded.
While my sweetheart fed the little ones for a few minutes, I took the opportunity to get a few shots of Trixie and Norton in the beautiful evening light.
Five minutes later, having left the family happily gobbling seeds from the water, as we rounded the corner of the pond we saw this.
Which led to this lovely series.
As we headed back toward home, this lovely scene presented itself and I had to share it.
At about 8:30 pm — the day ended as it had begun, with food and crows.
And their story continues. One month old and there are still four of them. The Crows will stick around, but now that the Goslings are bigger the hunting isn’t as easy. And those little wings are about to grow!