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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Around The Pond

We have a pond behind our house where we regularly see ducks, geese, turtles, fish, egrets, and herons.

The kids have enjoyed watching the wildlife and feeding the ducks and geese when we have some bread.


This picture makes me laugh, because the first thing I thought of when I took it was: Duck, duck, duck, duck, duck, GOOSE! Kayla and Lucas love playing that game.

About a month ago one of our neighbors pointed out a tree across the pond where a goose was nesting.

We would keep an eye on the pair of geese as one sat on the eggs and the other stayed close by in the pond. Sometimes the one on the nest would get in the pond for a little bit and you could see how protective they were of the nest if any ducks or egrets or herons got too close.

We eagerly anticipated some goslings to soon join them in the pond.

Finally, a couple weeks ago, the 5 babies were spotted at the edge of the pond. So exciting! I grabbed my camera and we walked around to the other side of the pond to get a closer look.


 

She looks like such a proud mom!
 

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3 comments:

Muttering Mama said...

There is a seminary down the street from my house (complete with monks!), and there are two ponds. Three or four goose families have just had goslings. The kids are fascinated by the babies!!!

Mom24 said...

That is so cool! Thanks for sharing. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!! and how nice that Kayla and Lucas get to experience nature so close. :) love grandma