A couple of week ago little goslings hatched on the lake. Now they have grown a little bit but you can still enjoy them on the Swift Creek Reservoir for a couple of weeks, till they get older and do not look so cute anymore. You can say these here are in a tween stage. They are no longer toddlers or babies but not yet teenagers and adults. Meaning they are still really cute, only when they want to be. I think the geese understand that behavior a lot better then us humans since they know exactly how to handle their little chickadees.
I am sorry if you have been fooled and you orginally thought this post was about gosling. One gosling in particular. One that really matters to most people.
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Now back to these, gray, small, non smiling goslings. These goslings hang out in packs and only a few adults watch them. Here for example you have 3 adults for approximately 17 chicks. Those odds are bad for most preschools but remember these are school aged geese, they can handle it. They need minimal supervision and the adults can turn a blind eye once in a blue moon.
They even let two love birds on the right wonder off a bit. Actually to me they look more like chickens on the spit but don’t tell them that. It may demoralize them. It may make them hate me and I will never ever be allowed to step close enough to snap a picture. No one wants their child to be called “chicken on the spit”.
So these poor ducks stand there and watch with their beaks up scrutinizing my ever move.
These ones on the other hand do nothing. Just eat, drink and watch the sunset. No kids to watch, no diapers to change. Life is so unfair even in the birds world.