Wednesday, 30 May 2012

#247 Beyond my window: Geese

I have domestic geese and two weeks ago they produced one gosling.  This is the first year any of their eggs have hatched and it's been a delight to watch the three enormous geese protect the little one . . . they never leave its side.  The gray gander had to be penned and kept separate because I saw him peck at the baby and had noticed that the three geese were chasing him away when he came near.

The pictures show the gosling's first swim on our pond; the mother leads.

Bound For the Pond  4 x 7 1/2
Original hand-tinted etching, copyright Sandy Scott 

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