Most of the goslings, at Eckman Lake\AlseaBay, look all grown up!
Well, they’ve got all their adult feathers in anyway. If the adults weren’t there, to compare their size to, I wouldn’t know the difference. (kinda like teenaged humans)
There is a younger family on the edge of the grass. These goslings are solid grey. There’s one adult and 3 or 4 young’uns.
Mom and Dad Canada Geese raise their young together. Parents seem to live in a community too. Before the kids can fly, the parents take them out to eat when it is safe. Then they hide them in the tall grass to rest. I think the taller one is the male. Read more here: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Canada_Goose/lifehistory
They are still too young to fly but they need to start exercising those wings so Dad shows them how.
There’s that domestic goose still hanging around. I wonder if these Canada Geese will stick around or if we’ll see a lonely, forlorn, goose one day?
The young ones take turns stretching and flapping their wings. They probably don’t even know why yet.
I don’t see the collared goose so I’m not sure when these hatched. But I’m guessing it takes a gosling about 3 weeks to go from all grey to full colors?
They grow up SO fast!