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.