Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Goslings at Feeding Time.


During a very brief visit to my local patch yesterday (Epsom Common Pond) the first batch of six young Goslings were out of the water feeding under the watchful eyes of their parents.


 

I always enjoy getting down to their level and never fail to be enthralled by how close the parents will allow me to approach without being warned off.

Time to find a juicy piece of salad for lunch.
 
 The look tells all .... this is my dinner and it's not for sharing!  FAB.

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    1. Theresa. It's a pity they don't stay that way for long!

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  2. You've got goslings and we've still got snow. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Gary, I'm sorry I can't do anything about your weather!

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  3. Lovely photos of this duckling!

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    1. Cheers Hans. Appreciate your visit.

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  4. How sweet! Love the last shot!

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    1. Thanks Karen. He/she posed very nicely for me.

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  5. Lovely photos. Young goslings are very cute. I like not only young but also older which are more dignified :)
    What is kind of goose? :)

    Mam nadzieję, że piszę zrozumiale. Pozdrawiam :)

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    1. Damian. Thanks ... they are Canada Geese. (Kanada Geese)

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    2. I know one kind... latin Branta canadensis

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  6. How sweet they are and you got lovely photos of them!
    Soon I think they will be born here in Sweden too!
    Thanks for your comment, Frank!
    Greetings Pia

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    1. Thank you Pia. I'm sure it won't be long before you start seeing youngsters.

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  7. Cute little guys, and so photogenic!

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  8. So cute aren't they, lovely shots.

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  9. A great series of photos. Goslings are always so cute.

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  10. The gosling are cuties, great photos!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. Just a pity they don't stay 'cute' for very long.

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  11. Very cute at that age aren't they? Good photos.

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  12. I'm very remiss lately with my commenting. We've been so busy I haven't had time to comment! Great GREAT shots!!

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    1. Mona. I appreciate your visits and comments .. no apologies needed.

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  13. you have gooslings already? How nice. And such great shots you got. Especially the last one.

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  14. Surprising what large volumes of food they can put away.

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  15. Excellent set Frank, but that last one is special.

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    1. Cheers Keith. I liked that one as well.

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  16. Superb series of (cute) images Frank. Couldn't you afford a proper lawn mower?..[;o)

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    1. Cheers Trevor. It was actually cut just over a week ago and I guess the youngsters and their parents will soon leave their mark on this area.

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  17. I cant help but think of little balls of fluff like this when I band waders - they fact that they looked like this is in the Arctic, and I'm banding them a few months later in Australia! How can that be!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Stewart. As you say nature is amazing and that's why we love watching it.

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  18. Amazing, and oh so sweet!!!!

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  19. Beautiful, beautiful and the final image of this great set is absolutely adorable. Those eyes, the freshness of their down feathers...love spring, love new signs of hope~

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    1. Thanks Mary. I just hope all the other species do as well this breeding season.

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  20. They are so sweet. Good shots often come from laying on the ground, don't they?

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  21. ahhhhhh....these photos melt my heart. Entirely too sweet! :-)

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    1. Hi Kelly. Hopefully I'll get the chance to watch them as they grow up.

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  22. Hi Frank...Oooooh isn't he the cutest little fella!! The last one is just adorable!! I need to eat more greens too : )))
    Grace

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    1. Grace. I'm not sure I'd want them as a total diet .. lol!

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  23. Aaaaaah!! So cute - and beautifully captured too!

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  24. They are so cute! I'm glad the mother wanted their portraits taken and glad they all cooperated so beautifully with you. (Definitely don't try to take lunch away from that little guy!)

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    1. Sallie. He definitely had a strong grip on his lunch .. lol.

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  25. We have some Canada geese babies at our local pond - soooo cute

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    1. Sharon. I'm sure there will be plenty of little ones over the coming weeks.

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  26. Oh my Frank! These are really heart-warming shots!
    I love them all but that last one is a treasure!
    This post has put a huge smile on my face - thank you!

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    1. Carletta. Thank you. I was also smiling inwardly when I encountered these little fluff balls.

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  27. Adorable! My domestic geese make it virtually impossible to photograph their little ones because they attack from across the barnyard. :-)

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    1. edenhills. Teresa, the parents checked me out but they knew I was no threat. As I understand 'domestic geese' are excellent property guards.

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  28. They're so adorable! Excellent shots!

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  29. Nice captures! Now, in Poland, where I'm from, there are juvenilles of Greylag Goose - very similar!
    By the way, I was in UK about 3 weeks ago and I took some photos of water birds there. If you want to see, I'll be very glad! Looking forward to seeing new photos! :)
    Greetings, Olek (Alex)

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    1. Thank you Olek. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to St James Park. I will be posting images from another Park in a few days time.

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  30. So little and already with teeth to nibble off the grass and other tasty morsels.Babies are just too cute.

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    1. Cheers Arija. They have insatiable appetites!

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  31. Wonderful shots of these adorable babies!

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  32. Frank, these are wonderful! That last shot looks like it would make a good poster to put up in school cafeterias to inspire kids to eat their salad!

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    1. Hi Kathie. Now that's a good idea.

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