Friday, May 15, 2009

Keeping Secrets



I'd LOVE to be able to unveil all the work I've been doing but they're all Birthday presents for customers! So, I shall wait.

I've been watching many of the birds that have come back to our area to play and start families. We've had an Oriole come to the hummingbird feeder at the window on a regular basis. He seems confused as to how to get into it and tries to sip from the tiny flower shaped feeder. I think he actually gets some. He's magnificent to see close up at our window, and I hope to get a feeder for him soon, so he'll be taken care of at our house.


We've also had several families of Geese. It's interesting to watch how the babies relate to each other and their parents. On one occasion all the little ones swam to the shore and hopped out of the water. They were not being chased or influenced by the parents seemingly. They parents were just sitting in the water, but they must have given them direction somehow. The little ones mimic the parents too by bathing when the parents bath. They're so cute splashing around in the water. As the little ones all decided to head back into the water one shy guy seemed to be having trouble deciding to get back in. He stood on the shore, dipping his head in to take a drink but held his position as his brothers and sisters started to swim off. They hadn't gotten two feet away when they all turned around and swam back to him, facing him in a half circle. They seemed to be encouraging him to come along and finally he did. How did they relate that message? Body language? Or do geese and goslings have a language of goose voice?


Be sure and check out the sky from the vantage point of others around the world by clicking on the emblem below! Happy SkyWatch Friday!!



5 comments:

Karen said...

That's a gorgeous shot of the sky..

Love the geese family ... the goslings are adorable..

Island Style said...

All your shots are wonderful..love the sky & geese w/babies- Aloha-

Calm Energy said...

Oh... the first picture is heavenly... love how the sun shines through and onto the water...
also just adorable lil' geese ...thanks for the beautiful post ~Maria

Powell River Books said...

We are heading back up to our cabin in Coastal BC. I hope our geese come by to show off their babies. I invite you to come fly through and around the clouds with me. - Margy

Quiet Paths said...

These are great - the goslings are so cute. They always grow up tho'. Grin. Your top photo has such interesting clouds.