There is not much that is exciting in Lockdown. I have become a Garden bird stalker, a Red Kite Stalker, bunny stalker and a Canda Goose Stalker!
The Canada goose is a large goose, with a distinctive black head and neck and large white throat patch. An introduced species from North America, it has successfully spread to cover most of the UK. It forms noisy flocks and is often regarded as a nuisance in areas where large numbers occur on amenity grassland and parks. (RSPB)
There are several breeding pairs in my area. This was the last image of the Geese on the 7th April before the breeding process started. Then Mrs Goose sort of has to go into Lockdown herself and sits on those eggs for 25-30 days, only getting off briefly to feed every day. (at least she doesn’t have to queue at Sainsbury’s!)
Sits some more……
Then sits some more! In various different positions. Daddy Goose gets to have a swell time wandering around doing what the heck he likes!
Then after days of waiting…. the Goslings arrive! They arrived today!
I was so excited… I tripped over one of the dog leads, fell flat on my face, thankfully the camera survived the blow!
Daddy Goose now has his work cut out for him. He has to keep them safe! Let’s hope the Buzzard that lives nearby does not get to them!
I look forward to watching them Grow!
Thanks for reading my post, keep safe!