First up were the five new goslings along at the allotments. As I expected, they ventured out of the nest and down to the water even if it did take two goes. The first one was abandoned by the adults because there were just too many other geese on the canal, the second went better. I have documented their first encounter with the canal in an article on HubPages that I hope you enjoy.
|Gosling Pictures by AnnMackieMiller|
Along at Greenhill, there is lots going on. The poor moorhen family are continually rebuilding their nest that is equally continually being destroyed by cows when they come down to drink. You have to admire their persistence - the moorhens not the cows. There still appears to be seven chicks so that means only the eighth one that never made it out of the nest perished. I love the moorhens, they are such feisty characters taking on cows, geese, ducks no matter how much bigger they are. I also love the way anything and everything finds its way into the nest. Today it was a some sort of paper bag that got pride of place - well every nest should have one.
|Moorhen pictures by AnnMackieMiller|
'Every nest should have one!'
The first goslings born on the 13th April are getting big.
|Gosling pictures by AnnMackieMiller|
|Canada goose image by AnnMackieMiller|
|Juvenile Mute Swan pictures by AnnMackieMiller|
There is such a lot going on I am finding it hard to keep up with the photo processing and writing but all these will have their own little photojournals soon.