Monday, April 30, 2012

Summer Snowbirds ... and some are not

Welcome to sunny southwest Florida where the snowbirds flock to flee the icy winds of northern winters and bask on our sugar white, sandy beaches. Then, when the humidity and heat show the slightest hints of climbing, they pack up and head north again.   We have, however, a couple of northern snowbirds that have chosen to stick around this summer; a pair of Canadian Geese.


Mom and pop geese built a nest on the tiny island in the middle of our neighbor's pond and proceeded to lay a clutch of 6 eggs.  For  many weeks mama goose sat patiently on her eggs and waited ... week after dreary long week, until finally her babies hatched. 


 Unfortunately only 4 of the eggs were viable but 4 out of 6 isn't too bad.  We've been enjoying watching the little fuzzy goslings grow and grow they do; very rapidly.  The parents have, so far, managed to protect their little ones from our local hawks and cats and dogs.  Now the only question is :  are the baby geese still considered Canadian or are they now native Floridian Geese ???


9 comments:

  1. How sweet!! I love having birds around. We have 2 nests at the moment in our yard. One above our front door which has at least one baby bird in it...too sweet! Then we have a hummingbird that has made a nest in an artificial tree we have on our porch. It has the 2 tiniest eggs in it...I so hope they hatch.

    Nice to see you blogging!! :-)

    Happy Monday!

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  2. How cute are they?!?! :)

    But when they grow up they are a complete nuisance and here in the Northwest we are inundated with them to the point that they are a complete hazard. I truly believe that they need to be controlled they are out of hand.


    But you made me giggle, if they were born on American soil then technically they are Americans, LOL!!! You have a new breed American/Canadian geese, with dual nationality (He! He!)

    Hope you are doing well, cheers, T. :)

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  3. How sweet!! I love having birds around. We have 2 nests at the moment in
    our yard. One above our front door which has at least one baby bird in
    it...too sweet! Then we have a hummingbird that has made a nest in an
    artificial tree we have on our porch. It has the 2 tiniest eggs in it...I
    so hope they hatch.

    Nice to see you blogging!! :-)

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  4. I just love little fluffy geese :-) That they grow to be so big and different looking always has me in awe. I love your play on words title btw!

    So speaking of words...how is your book coming along? Missed you in cyberspace my friend! Hope you're doing well :-)

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  5. They are so cute! I think the should be considered Floridian geese. Enjoy watching the new babies get big.
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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  6. They are pretty... from a distance. Some of the Canada Geese here can get pretty aggressive. I have seen grown men scream in terror in parks whilst being hissed and chased by them.

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  7. this looks so pretty. I am in South Florida :)

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  9. Thank you for the lovely post on my blog,,you said it perfectly..and I dont think there is anything cuter then baby ducks,,hope you have an blessed week..
    Devon

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