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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Cavendish Grove this spring

Another season has begun at Cavendish Grove in the National Park here on the Island. The gate was down last week and we were able to drive in to see the basin where a pair of Canada geese lived for a time last year.





This photo from mid May 2017 shows how the basin was flooded from the spring run-off. 





The pair appeared to be nesting on the far side of this pond.


By mid June, the basin was dry and had turned green. The geese were gone.





Last week, there was water in the basin but just the tiniest amount. Only one goose was there.





However, the calls of numerous birds invited me to stay awhile. After a few minutes I was drawn across the path to a pond with has an out-flow into the basin. There was noise coming from an island in the pond. 






As I watched and listened, I saw movement. Another goose was nestled into the island. Was this the pair from last year?




 I hope we see goslings there in the near future.

30 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

I'm glad you found the nest.

DJan said...

I hope so, too. You will probably get pictures of the little cuties, and I'll get to smile and enjoy them. It's a beautiful place where you live, Marie. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I hope so too! Pretty photos.

William Kendall said...

It seems a good spot for them.

Debbie said...

Always so special to find a nest - beautiful captures!!

Jenn said...

There are some geese I see every morning lately next to the side of the highway by a slough/pond. I imagine the babies will be along soon...hoping they stay away from the road.

Joanne Noragon said...

(o)

Andrea said...

Your 2017 spring seems ahead of this year's too! Andrea

bill burke said...

A nice secluded spot for them. Hope you get to see them.

Elephant's Child said...

I hope you see goslings too.
Thank you so much for taking us with you. I loved this visit.

Rhodesia said...

Looking forward to pictures of the goslings :-) Take care Diane

Catarina said...

You will see the lovely goslings roaming around...
; )

Mage said...

What a wonderful walk.

jenny_o said...

I hope you see goslings soon, too. And then I hope WE see goslings :) What a treat your photos are, Marie.

Danielle L Zecher said...

I hope you get to see them soon. The park looks beautiful.

Marie Smith said...

it was an interesting find, AC.

Marie Smith said...

We love that Grove area, Jan.

Marie Smith said...

It would be exciting to see goslings, Mildred.

Marie Smith said...

They have the place to themselves William.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you Debbie.

Marie Smith said...

Me too, Jenn.

Marie Smith said...

Indeed, Joanne.

Marie Smith said...

Agreed, Andrea.

Marie Smith said...

I do too, Bill.

Marie Smith said...

We plan to check back often EC.

Marie Smith said...

I hope so Diane.

Marie Smith said...

Let’s hope Catarina.

Marie Smith said...

We had a great day Mage.

Marie Smith said...

Thank you Jenny.

Marie Smith said...

It is a gorgeous park, Danielle.