Monday, May 4, 2009

My World #30

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 125 people showing their world to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

The true sign of spring was found this morning. A new family of Canada Geese are starting to learn about Brady Lake. I had seen some posting further south but now the goslings are in my area. Proud papa on the left is keeping guard with his head held high.
Mom was really attentive to the little ones.
The goslings are learning "Excuse me Mom, I didn't see you standing there.
The little guy on the right is so cute. It looks like they see something interesting outside the frame. This is actually a different family. I saw four families total at three different bodies of water. Michele, I hope you enjoy an early look.
If you would have asked if we ever get Great White Egrets in our area I would have had to say absolutely (NO). So why at this pond did I see three Great White Egrets this morning? I guess I'm much more observant because of blogging and photography.
Having a camera gives you a greater appreciation of nature and all of a sudden things appear to you.

50 comments:

Carver said...

I always love shots of mothers with their new broods. You captured some great family geese shots.

Tranquility said...

The little geese families are adorable!!

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful family portraits! I love these fuzzy dudes and dudettes.

And the egret--spectacular!

erin said...

those are the sweetest little babes...and the egrets are lovely too.
time for me to get up to the lake and see what i can see.
have a good evening.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Goose family is cute indeed.I agree with you that when you have a camera you see more things and perhaps in a different way.
Blessings,Ruth

kjpweb said...

You don't see Great White Egret too often - I don't have Canada Geese down here! :)
But I'm glad you got to see these guys! :)

Cheers, Klaus

Shellmo said...

Those little fuzz balls are adorable! I love how you captured the one bumping into his mom. It's the time of season for birdy babies!!

Sara G said...

WOW, great great photo's. I just love the goose family photo's.
I need to get out to the lake and see if I can find some to take pictures of. We just haven't had time to venture far from work or home :-(

Laurieluc said...

how cute! Great pics! I don't think we have any hatchlings here yet but i keep looking just in case!

Babooshka said...

Those babies are just far to cute. Very distracting post, how am I supposed to move away. Lake Brady has a beautiful reflection and beautiful visitors.

Me and my puppies said...

ahh! Spring time babies are plentyful.

ewok1993 said...

I love seeing photos of mom and the chicks. Very delightful image.

Hope all's well with your rehab.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Lovely. wonderful photo.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

The goslings are so cute Tom. I am glad you saw the egrets. They are so common here I hardly even notice them anymore ad I should.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for these lovely photos of geese and goslings. Thanks also for your visit and I'd like to wish you a great week!

Guy D said...

Outstanding photos, the reflection in the first one is gorgeous.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Twisted Fencepost said...

I love the litte fuzzy things!
Makes me wish we had a pond here on the farm.

Tom said...

Nice Tom- Keep an eye on that egret, it is probably migrating through, but you never know. Go up to the marshes of western lake Erie and you'll see dozens of these beautiful birds.

Tom

Alexander said...

Haha... the little ones are so cute. :D Very good shot. This is a very interesting post. I like it a lot :)

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic shots, FG! How beautiful! Just love them all, what cute little guys! and the egret is lovely! We are more aware with blogging and photography, aren't we? And I love it!

Vicky said...

what a wonderful world!
It's great to have mum and dad watching over you when you are young.

Michele said...

Oh Tom! The little ones are so cute and you have captured them so wonderfully!!! To see the young geese make me smile and my heart burst with excitement knowing that the families are coming alive all over!
I will miss a lot of these new family geese times as I have other plans in the following weeks and I am sad but I am looking to you to keep me updated on the geese with your amazing photos.
Thank you so much and many hugs to you and your family.♥

Pam said...

What a wonderful family of geese. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Martha said...

It's so much fun to watch the new creatures learn. I agree, the camera helps me see.

Janie said...

It's true, I think we look harder at nature when a camera is at the ready.
Great shots of the geese and goslings!

TSannie said...

I forgot my camera today - and just know I missed a bunch of photo-ops (ha!).

Just love the Canada goose family unit - they are so cohesive. Just wish they didn't poop so much.

Leedra said...

the babies are sssssssoooooo cute!!!

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Lew said...

Great shots of the little feathered friends! Glad your area is getting on with Spring.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That's right out of the book the ugly duckling ... although none of them looked ugly per say. And yes, that is a classic sign.

Indrani said...

I love the little goslings. :)

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Yeah to blogging and photograghy!
Love the chick shots...so precious, we take peanut to a local tracker store to see them in the spring, but I think it is more exciting to see them in the wild. Great post, your world is so neat. :)
Nature Lovin'

Luke Wiley said...

These guys are adorable!

Pietro said...

Fishing Guy, these are nice images of that beautiful family! The little babes are so pretty! You are right: having a camera gives you a greater appreciation of nature and gernerally of all the things around.

antigoni said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful moments of that family geese. Lovely photos.

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Ohhh, I love your pictures! You get so close to the real life. I really appreciate your blog. When we photogrph, or paint, we look at things more closely, absorb more details.

ave great day and week!

Carolyn said...

Tom, these are wonderful photos. I love the first one with the reflection. And you are right, when you have a camera you just seem to be more aware of your surroundings. Thanks for sharing these little fuzz balls with us.
Smiles and blessings

barb said...

My goslings were born 2 weeks ago! It is always my favorite event of the year! You've captured some great shots of the little ones!

hip chick said...

I love seeing the little gosslings. They are so cute.

The Birdlady said...

Love those babies...great shots!

Jack and Joann said...

FG, great photos and great comment on how a camera makes you much more observant. We gave each of our daughters cameras when they were little and it helped develop their art eye. On a trip they would photograph the same scene but from two feet closer to the ground. That was interesting. I love those baby Canada geese but they sure create a stink by the ponds on our golf course. And our house has been hit with you know what on some of their flyovers from one pond to another.

Shionge said...

Hiya FG, family outing is nice ;D

Tipper said...

So sweet-and perfect for this spring week of Mother's Day!

Mary said...

What a wonderful look at the baby goslings. I can't get enough of how cute they are :-) Your close-ups and the way you frame them really make them look great. 3 egrets..wow. I never see any of those here.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Great series. Love the shots with the little guys. Nice work. Blue Skies.

Denise said...

What a lovely family of Geese. Haven't seen any babies around here yet. The egret is a lovely capture too.

Catherine said...

Lovely lake shot... and especially like that white egret..

Amanda Guthrie said...

How special, to have all this going on around you! Great shooting!

Glennis said...

I agree we are more observant when we are looking for things to put on our blog.
Such a nice goose family and the beautiful egret, well spotted.

Baruch said...

Nice pictures - the goslings are cute as.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Oh, these are so sweet, FG! We've got several nesting pairs at the various retaining ponds in the neighborhood. The landscaping crew has even left the grass uncut in these large areas so as not to disturb them. I've not been able to get any photos, though. Yours are just wonderful!!