The First Day In The Life Of . . .

Around these parts at the foot of Colorado’s Front Range, the first week in May is the typical time of year when Canadian Goose (Branta canadensis) chicks first show up on the scene. I’m not sure exactly which day they actually hatch, but this year the very first little guys out of the nest appeared on the afternoon of May 2, and though there were only three in the company of their parental mating pair, they were each and all very busily exploring their new world, learning the ropes, etc.

Following is a series of ten photos which I assume pretty much portrays various moments of the goslings’ first full day of real life outside the egg and beyond the nest. No need for captions, the images themselves pretty much tell the familial tale.

Goose family 1084

Goose family cr 1085

Goose and goslings 1092

Gosling 1098

3 sibling goslins 1126-cr

Gosling pair 1133

Gosling 1136

Goslings 1143

Chow time 1112

Sack time 1118Party’s over, but tomorrow’s another day! Yay!                                   (all photos by frugal)

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How Frugal is the Chariot That bears the Human soul. (Emily Dickinson)
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