Buff Goose successfully hatches


Yesterday between rain, snow and wind I checked on the geese.From the field I spied a yellow gosling peeking out from under the wing of the first of three setting geese. At this point I do not know how many eggs hatched I since the gander is so protective and I do not want to agitate the geese. The nesting box is constructed from metal roofing panels set on a wood frame and back wall. The goose fashioned her nest from loose hay and down. The gander, always watchful, is especially defensive during breeding and nesting season. Unless cornered, he does not hiss threateningly with an undulating neck, as he does in this picture.


on 2012-04-28 02:50 by Vivianne Lapp

THREE! She hatched three.