Montana Outdoors

April 27, 2008

Proud parents

Filed under: Birds, Canadian goose, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:48 pm

The members of the plant world aren’t the only ones displaying new blossoms this time of year. Here are a pair of proud parents parading with their new spring “buds” too.

Canadian Geese and goslings

Canadian Geese and goslings

Canadian Geese and goslings

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17 Comments »

  1. oohh….spring is in the air after all!!

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    Comment by silken — April 27, 2008 @ 8:59 pm

  2. Yes, I guess the late spring didn’t slow these guys down. Those look like pretty young gosling though, and today is the first time I’ve seen them.

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    Comment by montucky — April 27, 2008 @ 9:02 pm

  3. Those are exceptionally beautiful! Gorgeous photographs!

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    Comment by Sumedh — April 27, 2008 @ 11:57 pm

  4. I can’t believe how much earlier you have goslings than we do! I keep holding out hope that someday spring will head our way. We have a few little snow showers today!

    On another note: Do you have any idea what happen to the Alaska Outdoor blog? Its gone? It is a little concerning and I miss it.

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    Comment by Sandy — April 28, 2008 @ 8:29 am

  5. Sumedh,

    Aren’t they beautiful birds though? Again, as luck would have it, the light was just right when I came across them.

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    Comment by montucky — April 28, 2008 @ 8:36 am

  6. I think these guys are one of my favorite parts of spring up here. Haven’t seen any goslings yet, though – you’re lucky.

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    Comment by wolf — April 28, 2008 @ 8:39 am

  7. Sandy,

    I thought the goslings were a little late this year here, but I’ve seen nesting behavior from them for some time now. We had spring over the weekend, but this week will be cooler than normal again.

    I had the Alaska Outdoor blog in my blog surfer option, and just now when I clicked on it a message came up that it was deleted by its author with no other explanation. I miss it also.

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    Comment by montucky — April 28, 2008 @ 8:41 am

  8. Wolf,

    I also look forward to seeing them raise their big families. There is a year around population of them here, but they are extra special in the spring.

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    Comment by montucky — April 28, 2008 @ 8:43 am

  9. Around here, the populations are so big that they are pouring chemicals on the eggs so that they are to soft and do not hatch. It is still very hopeful to see these younglings.

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    Comment by scienceguy288 — April 28, 2008 @ 10:38 am

  10. I love this! (I’ve secretly looked it over about three times!) Great shots… it makes me think I need to go down to lake and see what the geese are up too. However, it’s too windy today. I guess waterfowl get nervous in the wind.

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    Comment by aullori — April 28, 2008 @ 2:56 pm

  11. p.s. I love how perfect the reflection is!

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    Comment by aullori — April 28, 2008 @ 2:57 pm

  12. scienceguy,

    I sure hate to see them doing that, and it probably won’t keep the numbers there down anyway on a bird that’s migratory for the most part.

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    Comment by montucky — April 28, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

  13. Thanks, Lori!

    It’s about the time for eggs hatching, although these seem to be earlier than most. I saw lots today that didn’t have new babies yet.

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    Comment by montucky — April 28, 2008 @ 3:14 pm

  14. They are SO cute. Our birdies haven’t delivered the goods yet.

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    Comment by Bo — April 29, 2008 @ 6:10 pm

  15. Yes, they are really cute. I especially like the geese families because the parents take such good care of the little ones.

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    Comment by montucky — April 29, 2008 @ 6:19 pm

  16. Precious and fabulous photo! Of course the reflections are magical. What a joy to look over your many great bird captures. Lovely to meet you this way. Thank you for your kind words.

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    Comment by Carolflowerhillfarm — April 17, 2011 @ 3:20 am

    • Thanks for visiting, Carol! I’m happy to see that we enjoy many of the same things!

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      Comment by montucky — April 17, 2011 @ 10:47 am


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