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My How They Have Grown!

I went to the pond with a friend today and saw the goslings .They look like teenagers now. Twice the size. Saw some ducklings, too, both Mallards and Goldeneyes. Spent a long time observing them. I noticed that the goldeneyes especially seem to run across the top of the water and they are so light that they can walk across the top of the  algea. Also, when they dive they don’t just dunk under the water but leap up into the air then dive-amazingly agile! The pond is full of yucky green stuff and fluff which doesn’t look nice in a photo but doesn’t seem to hurt the ducks and geese. I heard the parks people oil the eggs so they won’t hatch and I hear recordings of birds of prey and distressed chicks  and it may keep some away but sure doesn’t fool all of them.I am happy that I can get so close to wild ducks and geese in the city parks because I could never get this close to their country cousins.

©Jane Chesebrough Swimtime

©Jane Chesebrough Mallards

©Jane Chesebrough Taking a Dive

©Jane Chesebrough    The Older Goslings

4 responses

  1. going trough adolescence! Wow – great captures Jane… amazing eyes!!

    June 4, 2012 at 11:47 pm

  2. I love watching baby ducks and geese…they are curious and wary at the same time which can make for some funny antics! Great photos Jane!

    June 5, 2012 at 10:33 am

  3. Thanks for sharing the babies! It’s always a treat to see them as they grow.

    June 18, 2012 at 10:00 am

  4. The CUTENESS factor is irresistible to me.

    June 18, 2012 at 1:12 pm

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