Monday, July 3, 2017
Trying to Figure Out the Geese
Then a year with NO babies! It was finally figured out that the board supporting the tire nest had rotted through. The bottom was replace and next year, babies, again.
We watched and waited. After four or five days the first pair abandoned their nest on the water. No little ones. We don't know what role the muskrats might have played in their failure, as we did see muskrats sitting on the board next to the tire nest several times.
Well, two families of geese on the pond two years in a row. That's nice. Maybe the new norm?
Ten days later you could have knocked me over with one of those goose feathers when I saw....
Watching the babies hatch and grow each year has become a tradition. But trying to figure out the multiple families the last two years is something I have yet to be able to do.
Maybe I should just quit trying to figure out the geese and enjoy them?