Canada Geese and Goslings

I still have more pictures of the critters at the zoo from the other day, but at this time of the year, the Canada Geese and their adorable Goslings are fun to watch.  There was one little Gosling that I was keeping an eye on – for two reasons.  One – he was limping and two, he seemed to be lost – possibly he fell behind because he was limping.

This is the first family I saw and I don’t know if he belonged to them or if he is smaller than these babies (since I didn’t see them together).

Canada Geese and Goslings - June 13

Canada Geese and Goslings – June 13

Canada Geese and Goslings - June 13

Canada Geese and Goslings – June 13

The little limper had been following them, but then turned back and headed towards a smaller family.  Mom chased him away though.

Canada Geese and Goslings - June 13

Canada Geese and Goslings – June 13

Her babies are on the sidewalk and the limper is on the grass.  Mom had just hissed at him and he kept moving.  He is a little bigger than these babies, so this isn’t his family.  There were more families on the grass, so he was heading over there as I kept going.  Because of the construction at the zoo, you have to walk down to the end of this side and then come back again to get over to the other exhibits, and on the way back I saw him still alone and limping.

The Limper June 13

The Limper June 13

The Limper June 13

The Limper June 13

He approached another family (or it might have even been the same one with the smaller babies that chased him away earlier), but this time the Mom didn’t chase him.

Canada Geese and Goslings - June 13

Canada Geese and Goslings – June 13

That is him to the left and her babies to the right.  She didn’t chase him and he then caught up with her babies.

Goslings June 13

Goslings June 13

Here he is at the top and in with the babies.  I hope she let him stay, but I didn’t see him again.

Canada Geese and Goslings - June 13

Canada Geese and Goslings – June 13

He might have even come from this combined flock that was a good distance away from him.  There are different sizes of Goslings in here.

Goslings June 13

Goslings June 13

These are wild Canada Geese, who have chosen to live and nest inside the zoo.  Everything they need is there, with lots of green space where they can find their own food and water, and they are safe from predators.

Its time for a bit of Africam viewing before I head for work.  See you there.

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Hi - I'm Mavis Metcalf. I live in Winnipeg, MB, Canada with my Irish Setter, Chester and my African Grey Parrot, Jewel. I love to travel and I love to take pictures.
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