Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Growing Up Fast.

I haven't had much chance to photograph birds during the past week so for todays submission to WORLD BIRD WEDNESDAY I have delved into the recent archives to present the changes I have witnessed in the growth rate of one of the broods of Canada Geese over just a period of six weeks.   

The first four frames were all taken on the 13th May around the edge of a local pond. As always at this stage the young goslings keep close to at least one of the parents who are very attentive and constantly monitor anyone in their vicinity. 

 Hey guys when will we be able to see where we are going?

All these shots were taken from a reasonable distance ensuring that there was no disturbance to their daily routine.

 I even got a very polite wave 'goodbye'.

This image was taken just three weeks later .... not a vast difference although the plumage is a lot less fluffy.

A further three weeks on (a total of at least six weeks growth) and that fluffy, cuddly gosling is now nearly two thirds the size of its parents ..... just a gangling teenager!

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful images Frank... lovely to see.

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  2. Beautiful photos and very interesting to see the changes over just a few weeks.

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  3. Lovely images Frank, especially the second one down.

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  4. It's interesting to see the difference - from little cutie to ugly duckling.

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  5. Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  6. Lovely shots, Frank!

    I enjoyed a lot watching this sequence of images where is documented the rapid growth of these adorable creatures.

    Warmest Greetings from Spain.

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  7. oh my word, these are great! sweet and tiny to curly and already quite imposing. :)

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  8. Hi Frank...amazing how fast those little bugger grow...such a pleasure it is for us humans to enjoy!!

    Grace

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  9. These is beautiful. I have seen all your photos and they are all fantastic, how do you find all the birds and insects? Do you use a zooming lens etc? Thanks for the visit!

    Independence day Celebration

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  10. They should get a cuteness award. Wonderful photos, Frank!

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  11. From cute fuzz balls to almost an goose in just 3 wks WOW...Love your photos.

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  12. What a fascinating development these birds experience. That these fluff balls make it through all those nights in the wild and into adulthood is a testament to good parenting! Great takes Frank!

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  13. Not only informative, but beautifully photographed series!

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  14. Wonderful captures! They sure do grow up fast.

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  15. Beautiful post and interesting to see how they have grown.

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  16. Adore the wave shot. Lovely series.

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  17. Cracking series Frank. Love the 'wave' lol

    Amazing how quickly they grow, and change.

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  18. A charming series of awww shots Frank.

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  19. Great series, Frank. Isn't it true for humans too from cute babies to awkward teenagers- they are doing it just so much faster!

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  20. They do grow fast. Wonderful post and images Frank!

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  21. they're so adorable when they're really small and then yes that gangling teenager stage...

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  22. It's so exiting to watch, and without notice it has grown up, with all its parents. Nice photos.

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  23. Hi Everyone. Thanks for all your lovely comments on the fast growing goslings now entering their tantrum teenager stage. Cheers FAB.

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  24. An excellent series, Frank. I like to see photos that document natural behavior and the development of the young into adults, etc.

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  25. Beautiful, just very beautiful. Wonderful work.

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  26. Cheers Willard. The opportunity to follow this development with specific individuals doesn't happen too often so I was pleased to be around at the right times.

    Thanks very much Fotokarusellen.

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