Saturday, May 24, 2008

Nesting Canada Goose

As we walked along the path Gregg noticed this Canada goose sitting very still. On closer inspection I saw a layer of downy feathers under her body. She was sitting on a nest. I found it amazing that she had built it right next to a well-traveled path. She looked up but then went back to house-cleaning and seemed perfectly content.

I think this must have been her mate swimming nearby. On the other side of the nest was the lake.

Mother Goose stood up to reposition herself and I saw four or five eggs. It is hard to see but there are a couple showing in this picture.

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