Meanwhile, at the pond…

We have nine chicks trailing the hen who hatched them, and another hen sitting on a clutch due to hatch in couple of weeks.  But that’s not the only egg-sitting going on around here.

We have a goose sitting on a nest near the edge of our pond.  Hopefully we’ll have some little goslings soon too.

Look carefully to see Mother Goose .

Look carefully to see Mother Goose .

When I came nearer she flattened herself out to hide.

When I came nearer she flattened herself out to hide.

Her mate was swimming in the distance, probably keeping an eye on me and ready to attack if I got to close to the nest.

Her mate was swimming in the distance, probably keeping an eye on me and ready to attack if I got too close to the nest.

 

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12 comments on “Meanwhile, at the pond…

  1. Leigh says:

    How fantastic about the goose! But then, your pond looks pretty perfect from a goose’s point of view. Would love to have a pond like that.

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  2. nebraskadave says:

    Bill, wow, that’s a fine looking pond. It’s the perfect place for geese to hatch there goslings. Since I love to fish, I have to ask. Are there any fish in that pond? New life season in the country is a special time of the year, don’t you think? It’s not quite so easy to see in the urban city but a Robin nest above my front door was fun and the rabbit population always increases during the urban city Spring. I’m so glad to hear that your little homestead’s blessing of life is increasing.

    Have a great country new life day.

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  3. It is great to have a pond on the farm teeming with life. Can’t wait to see pics of mother goose and her goslings on the water. Do you also have ducks?

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    • Bill says:

      Sometimes some ducks will visit for a while, but there aren’t any there now.
      The pond really is teeming with life. I went down this morning for a little fishing before breakfast and just soaked in all the sounds of nature.

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  4. Bill, I’m hoping along with you that you’ll see goslings soon.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀

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  5. EllaDee says:

    Chicks are adorable but goslings would be delightful. What a nice pond. I can imagine sitting by it or pseudo-fishing… I’d have to call for help if I caught something.

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  6. shoreacres says:

    We’re awash in goslings and ducklings now. The largest clutch I’ve seen is twelve mallard babies, but sometimes they’ll have even more. There’s a high mortality rate, of course, but if they all survived, we would have trouble on our hands. The prettiest and most interesting ducklings come from the Muscovy/Mallard crosses that take place. They all start out yellow and brown, but then begin to take on a variety of colors.

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    • Bill says:

      Your comment about mortality rates hits home tonight. The mama hen only has 3 of her chicks now. Something happened to the other 6 yesterday. I don’t know what it was. Having predators pick off one is not unusual, but to lose 6 in one day is. Hoping these last three make it.

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