Izzy, Lucy, Philly, Poogie, Snooky&Sadie #Geese
For those of you who have waited patiently with me waiting for the goslings to come They''re Here !!! Four little darlings hatched on Wednesday morning ---in the pouring rain. I stayed all day as I wanted to see them swim for the first time but due to the predators they never left the island. The great blur heron and cormorant stayed close looking for fresh gosling dinner, oh my.
On Thursday morning I returned at 5:15am. After Izzy swam and checked all of their surroundings he walked up onto the island to help Lucy get the goslings ready to go in to the water and begin their journey elsewhere. (My assumption when I left yesterday was that they wouldn't be returning to the island but were heading to safer territory.)
I watched as the 4 goslings #Philly,Poogie, Snooky,Sadie,Mama&Papa (Izzy&Lucy)entered the river, they swam up very close to me as if showing the babies off---I felt very honored. They then swam along the shore to the left and out to the point. I walked with them as long as I could see until they were out of view.
I must say that in my tracking of birds and wildlife this has been one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. Thank you for sharing it with me. I have enjoyed our many conversations and getting to know each and everyone of you. I am not by any means done with Gambo or the Presumpscot River but I am lingering in a Wow mode for a few days.
I had many questions about geese along the way which I would "google" search. I never found anwers to my questions. I have been surprised that as common as the goose is I wasn't able to find out more about them. My anwers came from observing them since their arrival in March until now. I want to inform you that geese are exceptional and marvelous, they are anything but common in their behavior.
I have many photos from the past few days that I need to go through, I will organize some and post them soon.