It's our first spring living by the nearby pond, so as the noisy flurry of
mating season abated I started making uneducated guesses about when we'd start
seeing the first waterfowl offspring. I won the first sighting battle the other
day while I was assembling the grill when I spotted a pair of ducklings. But
yesterday MrsBlue won the war when she saw a pair of geese showing off their 11
new goslings. And for extra credit, she
got a picture
of the whole brood, who are too cute for words. I saw a recent
Facebook post from a friend with an annual goose family who noted they have so
many because lots of them get picked off by predators, but I'll try and ignore
that aspect of the law of the jungle for the moment and wish them all the best.
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.