Thursday, June 19, 2008

Adolescent geese

These are from last week. It is now June and the baby geese, fuzzy and grey, have turned into adolescents, with smooth colored feathers just like their parents'. Mom and Dad (or Mom and Mom, or Dad and Dad, who knows, it's been known to happen with penguins) are still watching carefully. The adolescents are not quite on their own, thought they are just a shade smaller than the adults. You can hardly tell them apart.

If you count the goslings carefully in that second picture, you can see there are still seven of them. For some reason these photos won't enlarge when clicked. I have to figure out how to make this happen; I usually just rely on luck.

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

I was feeling low and got such a lift from this post.

Geese have always intrigued me, even though they can be nasty and loud and so forth.

And I love them when they are babies.