Happy, Happy Friday!! ~ 315
I have a mixed bag of goodies for you today. Well actually that’s misleading. I have several disjointed and unrelated stories to share. First things first. One of the three items that have been on order for ever is coming Monday. I received an email today from the company that it is being shipped tomorrow for a Monday delivery. Of the three items I have on order it is the one I’m the least excited about. Don’t get me wrong I’m happy to finally get it, but it could have come last and that would have been just fine.
As you can see from the first image, what appeared to me to be 4 swans when I first pulled up to the pond turned out to be 4 pelicans. This is the first time in a couple of years that I have seen pelicans at the duck pond. I’m wondering if there will be a bunch more tomorrow morning. The last time they showed up there were a lot of them and it was in the morning.
I love how geese fly in pairs and groups of fours. They seem to fly in formation where ever they go and I was happy to capture this pair as they were leaving the duck pond last evening.
Still a sad scene of the destroyed nest with the abandoned eggs lying around. There was a couple of geese messing around the nest looking like they were tidying up the place when these guys came in attack mode. At one point I thought one of the geese was actually going to roll the egg back to the nest (for all the good it would do) but she just looked at it and went on her way. Very strange circumstances.
Some of the geese have goslings. I photographed a couple that had 14 little ones. They were in the pond on Wednesday but on the way home they were crossing the highway so no telling how many will be left in a few days. This is an emotional roller-coaster following some of these guys at the duck pond.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your Friday and the up coming weekend. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.