Heron Haven 12 - Up! Up!

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 19 May 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The landing! More like, the climbing. Those babies had to work a little to get a foothold. The mother is examining the fluff in a nest. I don't know if that was her next or she is just being inquisitive.

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Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia) from Vic (Catalonia), Poland

The first steps. Mom taught the road, Dad controlling.

A very tender shot!

19 May 2011 7:10am

@Graciel.la (Vic, Catalonia): Yes, that is right. The controlling and road part changes, though. So be sure to see the next one.

Marcie from Newton, United States

Too sweet!

19 May 2011 12:55pm

@Marcie: :-) Thanks for the visit and comment, Marcie.

Don from Spokane, United States

What a great looking "domestic" time in this family. Nice capture!

19 May 2011 3:23pm

@Don: Thanks, Don. The saga continues!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Oh, how I envy you these . . our local goslings were, sadly, lost in a fight . . .

19 May 2011 4:57pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Ooooh, that is very sad, Ronnie! The geese parents might enter into some sort of mourning phase, from what I read. No matter the creature, there is a sense of loss. Fights can be destructive!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Mum and dad doing a good job looking after the kids

19 May 2011 8:12pm

@CElliottUK: They are very attentive to their babies.

franz from Baden, Austria

every beginning is hard, it seems! cute capture of the hardships of life! ;-))

19 May 2011 9:05pm

@franz: So true, Franz! reminds me of kids trying to climb up on the couch in the living room.

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Fascinating and touching picture story about this gosling outing. An insignificant distance for us but a great challenge for them!

19 May 2011 10:52pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

My favorite today!!!! Beautiful composition and color! Love this!!! Nice work! 5*****!

20 May 2011 12:16am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you!! What a lovely surprise, you are very kind!!!

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Oh, they're getting so big! What a wonderful series.

20 May 2011 1:15am

@Barbara Kile: Thanks, Barbara!

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Home safe now. They are so cute when they are little.

20 May 2011 2:05am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot of this family.

20 May 2011 4:04am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve!