Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Goslings Getting Bigger

Goslings Getting Bigger

The goslings are getting bigger and they are starting to take the shape and colouring of an adult. 

The three photos above were taken on June 4th, 2013. 

The second set of three photos were taken on June 16th. These are two different families, the first set with three goslings and the second with four. 

I first spotted goslings on the river on May 11th, 2013. Likely the majority of the goslings in the area hatched during the first two weeks of May, perhaps as early as the last week of April. If so, the more mature-looking goslings in the second set of photos are about 6 weeks old. 

Goslings fly at 9 weeks, so the next few weeks of life should result in more noticeable wing development. 

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