Sunday, May 3, 2009

Be very, very quiet - there is a baby on the pond...

You have to look close to see the baby gosling running next to its parent.
We watched out the kitchen window as the parents kept a close watch over this one gosling.
It has been awhile since we had anything hatch and make it this far.
With ducks the turtles will snatch the babies one by one until they are gone.
I hope since this one is bigger "it" will make it.
Note the color is almost a grass yellow- maybe that helps keep other predators away.
Watching it run was too much fun!
Today we watched as they all swam across the pond.
Now that they have hit the water let's hope the turtles are all full.


Anonymous said...

i love watching the canadian geese... we live near the city water company and there are geese there all the time... no predators though

Shortstuff said...

Awww...a baby something. How cute. I hope the turtles are full, too.

Linda Starr said...

Oh so beautiful and fluffy, I hope the little one grows up big,

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

OH! Tis a little warmer where you live, and they have a head start. We have nesting couples in the river behind our house and soon we hope to see them swimming around as families.