Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Goose Missing In Action

I have had a bit of excitement here at the apartment this morning. As you who follow me know I love watching the wildlife around the retaining pond. Got a pretty clear view from my balcony (well, except for one tree near the corner of the building and a bunch of willows at the edge of the water). 

Two geese live here. For weeks I have been watching Papa Goose float aimlessly about in the pond.

while Mama was sitting on the nest. 

But, this morning I had my camera in hand (I use it for binoculars) to check on Gladys. She was up pecking at the grass behind her nest.

Then, she jumped into the water and began swimming across the pond, calling with every stroke. Something had to be wrong! 

She swam all the way across the pond, calling for him with every paddle. Finally she went back to her nest.

There's a flattened coffee cup from Hardees in front of the nest. 

So, I said to myself that Papa had just gone out to get wifey a cup of coffee and was too slow coming back. 

linking with Outdoor Wednesday


  1. I've been watching 2 geese at the pond near our house but I haven't seen their nest. I hope I see some babies soon! You got great photos!

  2. Oh I hope he is OK!
    Have a good day!

  3. Hello, I would love to watch the wildlife at the pond too. The goose must have been worried about something. Great series.

  4. Oh you are so funny! :-) How awesome you are getting to watch this nesting goose! I hope all is well with her eggs! LOVE your gardenias and magnolias on your header, Mom!

  5. Lovely to see your photographs ...

    All the best Jan


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