I have watched this pair of Canada Geese every year now for 4 years. This being the 4th year for them. They lost their first clutch. Second one they had 4 gosling's. 3rd, I monitored the whole hatching of the gosling's and rescued one of them from out of a downspout as they nested on a roof and were born the absolute worst day. Sleet ,rain, snow high winds. Unlike the year prior where they hatched and took them off the roof all within 24 hours. The 3rd batch of gosling's due to bad very cold weather. Spent 3 days under mom before the sun came out and down they came. This lot is also being incubated in bad weather right now. One day nice next day terrible. She this time is nesting beside the the dock. Ice came within 6 feet of her nest. And now she is getting blasted by high cold waves crashing on the shoreline off the dock right over her. We are keeping our eye on her. She will not move until those eggs hatch and babes are all out. Male is close by now and I feel it will be soon. After watching this pair they are pretty easy to read. They accept me well. And are quite popular to the family who owns this property. All things on hold till the beautiful little fluff balls arrive.
|Here she sits on her nest at the beginning|
|You can see she has added her downy feathers to her nest.|
|Dad is hanging out on the lawn near by.|
|This is a cool day again. She has put more downy feathers under her on and around her eggs.|
|Totally relaxed leaning her head on the rock as she checks me out.|
|The water washing up and over onto momma goose.|