This young gosling is showing its enthusiasm as it is running for the pond while its sibling chooses to graze. Who knows, maybe it is a challenge to see who will get there first. At this age, it seems their bodies are too heavy for their feet, for they will walk or run a short distance then all of a sudden they will plop to the ground and sit for a while. I get a kick out of them flapping their wings but looking at it seriously, it is probably good practise to strengthen their muscles for the first flight.
Curious Squirrel Kept Coming Back for a Look
While I was at Elk Island looking for birds, I heard the chatter of a Red Squirrel then saw it watching me. It would stop and stare, then run away , then come back. I found this rather amusing and good practice to get the animal focused in my viewfinder.
How did I do with the birds? Saw a few and heard more though not as many as I hoped for. I will share them in the next post.