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The Playground

I mentioned a while ago that I had geese regularly visiting.  They are nesting in the pond across the road but come for visits together every afternoon or early evening. There are always lots of drakes hanging out, waiting for the end of incubation.

The Playground

I mentioned a while ago that I had geese regularly visiting.  They are nesting in the pond across the road but come for visits together every afternoon or early evening. There are always lots of drakes hanging out, waiting for the end of incubation.

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 11 May 2017, 01:09
What a gorgeous image...a waiting pond for expectant Dads!
Mary MacADNski: I called drake jail at times when I was breeding ducks.
Great title for this image - it seems perfectly fitting!
Mary MacADNski: When the ducks are finally all sitting, everything is relaxed.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 May 2017, 06:30
Canada Geese, we have them in the UK
Mary MacADNski: New England and other places have unwanted invasions of them.
It seems they enjoy a good social life Mary.
Mary MacADNski: The geese, more recognizance and exercise, a break in boredom in the early days. The ducks are finally accepting that their mates have gone off for a while.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 May 2017, 10:55
Do you hear them chatting loudly?
Mary MacADNski: I certainly know if the geese are coming for a visit or if something is bothering them on the other side of the road.
It must be nice to have all this wildlife around a lot of the time.
Mary MacADNski: Absolutely! I have always had wild ducks here even when I was breeding my own.
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 11 May 2017, 15:47
How interesting to see what you get on your pond. |We rarely get a duck here, let alone a goose!
Mary MacADNski: The frogs are singing me to sleep which means a healthy environment but I have lost one species.
  • Alan
  • Carnan, Eochar
  • 11 May 2017, 17:26
Sounds like they enjoy hanging out with the ducks I expect that they all have a good natter about their day.
Mary MacADNski: They seem to ignore each other and not even communicate but I have never seen a problem between the two species here on the pond.
We see Canada geese here a lot. They are very noisy at times
Mary MacADNski: This pair lets me know what is going on but in the past, many geese inhabited the pond across the way, much noisier, but missed.
Into every natural scene a few guys must intrude...
Mary MacADNski: There has not been a duck on the pond since this incident. I wonder if they got both moms.

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