Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lively and Growing

The seven new goslings seem to be thriving and doing well.

It's difficult to get good pictures of the little ones because the gander is being extremely protective of them.

Whenever he sees one of us nearby, he immediately puts himself between the human and the goslings.

Mom, Pop and the seven little ones are spending all their time in their pen for the time being, but I don't think it will be long before Mama takes them outside to discover green grass and other good things to eat.


  1. SO CUTE!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Hi, Fiona - I'm wondering if we will have both baby ducklings and goslings swimming on the pond soon. Although I do know goslings can't swim nearly as soon as ducklings can. They sink like rocks until they are of a certain age. Thankfully Mama Goose knows this. She does know this, doesn't she? Oh sure, she must. (Now I'm worried about that big puddle of water out there.)

  3. I didn't know that about goslings not swimming well! The pics are so cute!

  4. Hey, Erin - We can hardly believe how Mr. and Mrs. Shetland Goose (Geese? Gooses? Geeses?) are behaving as DEVOTED parents to the seven goslings! We close up the pen for security at night but it is open all day and neither mom or pop has come out once since the goslings have hatched. They have feed and water inside the pen but still . . .