My favorite goose is guarding a brood of eggs and goslings. In the photograph above you can see a glimpse of the egg she has her foot upon. I am thrilled to see this. She often hatches interesting “hybrid” geese and ducks.
Here are a few of her babies from the past, as far as I can tell, crosses between the white goose, mallards and wild geese. I love going to Alcyon Lake to see the “odd” assortment of waterfowl, courtesy of “Blue Eyes,” as I call the old girl. She has been in the park for years. I don’t know how long ducks and geese live, but I hope in her case it is a long, long time.
There are geese and ducklings everywhere. Spring has sprung!