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Saturday Snapshot

April 28, 2012

We have a couple of ponds in our neighborhood and are regularly visited by geese, ducks, and other waterfowl.  We’ve suspected a pair of Canada Geese were nesting near one of the ponds and, this week, our suspicions were confirmed!  I was surprised at how close the parents would let me get, but it didn’t take them long to tire of my foolishness and hustle their little family away.   They are such a joy to watch!

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce of At Home With Books.  It’s easy to participate – just post a picture that was taken by you, a friend, or a family member and add your link on Alyce’s site.

43 Comments leave one →
  1. April 28, 2012 10:44 am

    The little ones are so adorable. Those look freshly hatched. At least the parents let you observe and didn’t try to attack you.

  2. April 28, 2012 10:46 am

    This is such a sweet photo, Kathy! I love that the entire family is together here. The ducklings are adorable, so fuzzy! I’m sure it was fun to watch the family interact. The adult goose in front has some black at the very end of the back, is this one the male?
    Beautiful picture :o)

  3. April 28, 2012 12:31 pm

    They are so adorable! We have them here too. I love it when they waddle across the street and traffic has to stop to let them by – so cute 🙂

  4. April 28, 2012 1:00 pm

    aw… too cute!! They’re so fluffy when they’re little!!

  5. booksnyc permalink
    April 28, 2012 1:02 pm

    those ducklings are adorable! Definitely don’t want to tick off Mama Goose with those ducklings nearby!

  6. April 28, 2012 1:25 pm

    That is an awesome picture… the family out for a stroll!

  7. April 28, 2012 1:42 pm

    Awwww…how adorable is that! The babies are so cute and fluffy.

  8. April 28, 2012 1:49 pm

    how very precious! i don’t know that i could get any reading done with those babies around…i’d just want to sit and watch! thank you for sharing!

  9. bookingmama permalink
    April 28, 2012 1:50 pm

    Too darn cute!! Love the family shot.

  10. April 28, 2012 2:09 pm

    You certainly live in a beautiful environment… I live in the city and, although I love it, I sure miss some nature around me.
    Thanks for sharing this.

  11. April 28, 2012 2:48 pm

    They’re all so cute, especially the babies. We have Sand Cranes in our yard that have had babies.
    Here’s My Photo

  12. April 28, 2012 3:10 pm

    Absolutely wonderful!

  13. Beth Hoffman permalink
    April 28, 2012 3:13 pm

    They are sooooo cute. Great shot. Kathy!

  14. April 28, 2012 3:34 pm

    How adorable!! That is an amazing photo too! It must be so fun to watch the little family grow. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  15. Patty permalink
    April 28, 2012 4:17 pm

    I know…they are so sweet…our parents and babies are gone…no clue where!

  16. April 28, 2012 4:20 pm

    Awwww! Love the little ones. Great shot!

  17. April 28, 2012 4:46 pm

    Neat! Those goslings are just so fuzzy and sweet!

  18. April 28, 2012 4:56 pm

    BABIES!!! they’re so cute!

  19. talesofwhimsy permalink
    April 28, 2012 4:58 pm

    So sweet.
    We use to have cranes near my old job in Florida and I use to love seeing them with their babies.

  20. April 28, 2012 5:07 pm

    Very sweet family portrait!

  21. Staci@LifeintheThumb permalink
    April 28, 2012 5:18 pm

    I love the babies!!! The parents are so protective aren’t they!

  22. April 28, 2012 5:29 pm

    Those goslings are gorgeous! So are their parents actually. What a lovely encounter.

  23. April 28, 2012 5:55 pm

    How adorable! And really interesting, because I saw similar chicks at my park recently…it was a week after Easter and they looked so much like Easter chicks that I wondered if they were dumped by someone who thought they were cute for the day but didn’t want to keep them. However, we have Canada geese at the park, so now I’m thinking maybe they weren’t orphans after all!

  24. April 28, 2012 6:47 pm

    Baby animals are the best! There are so few species which don’t have adorable babies, and these are certainly cuties!

  25. April 28, 2012 6:49 pm

    What a cute family! Thanks for sharing…and aren’t you lucky to have such wonderful things happening close by.

    Glad you could visit my blog.

  26. April 28, 2012 7:38 pm

    It is so much fun to watch wildlife. The babies are such cuties.

  27. April 28, 2012 8:35 pm

    What a great shot! I love it!

  28. April 28, 2012 8:38 pm

    What a lovely treat.

  29. April 28, 2012 10:35 pm

    Kathy, so very very sweet. Then in another 6 weeks they will be at that “ugly duckling stage”.

  30. drbethnolan permalink
    April 29, 2012 6:41 am

    So sweet! I always love to see what picture you’re posting each week!! 🙂 -beth

  31. sandynawrot permalink
    April 29, 2012 7:37 am

    Awww, fuzzy babies!

  32. April 29, 2012 10:05 am

    Oh cute! So adorable.

  33. April 29, 2012 1:44 pm

    I found you on UpAllNightReading’s Versatile Award blog post and this picture is just darling. I will be sure to come back and visit. 🙂

  34. April 29, 2012 3:42 pm

    Aww, adorable! 🙂

  35. April 29, 2012 8:23 pm

    baby geese ae so cute…and grow so fast!

  36. April 29, 2012 10:33 pm

    So so sweet! Thank you for shring, Kathy. LOVE baby animals.

  37. April 30, 2012 9:38 am

    Now how adorable is that? 🙂

  38. April 30, 2012 9:59 am

    I have recently become a birdwatcher, and I would love to have gotten the chance to see this little family up close! Simply wonderful!

  39. April 30, 2012 10:47 am

    Oh, aren’t they just the cutest! We have a manmade lake near our house where there are a lot of them. I like to watch them.

  40. April 30, 2012 5:45 pm

    I love the little goslings!! They look so fuzzy! And that is pretty close. They must be used to you.

  41. April 30, 2012 6:23 pm

    They are so cute! Sometimes on my walk to work, there’s a family of geese that walk up the sidewalk with me or stand off to the side. As I get closer, they hiss, but hey, I have to get to the building. LOL

  42. May 1, 2012 1:39 pm

    How adorable those little ones are!

  43. boardinginmyforties permalink
    May 24, 2012 1:27 pm

    This is so adorable. I love the picture. I live near a lake where I was able to capture some similar photos of a momma duck with her little ducklings. They are so cute, aren’t they?

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