Mystic, Stonington, CT, United States
One week old Canada goslings. Last year I was around a family of Canada Geese and their baby goslings. I went to see them a lot while they were growing up at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Mystic CT where they were born and so were their generations of other family Canada geese. In that time, I became very close with them and they accepted me as one of their own. Fond memories of watching them grow and being accepted into their world as a trusted friend. So this year the parents, who I knew from last year, had their goslings near the pond and each family brought their new babies to see me. When I say I was up close and personal with them, I was. It was a magical special moment to be part of in their very private world. I took extra care in allowing them and me to get close to each other. After a day, whenever they saw me and my car, the whole family would run to me. Canada geese are not these mean birds. They are very misunderstood, but I’ve spent enough time observing and researching their lifestyles and behaviors and they are very loving, funny, intelligent, very family oriented bunch. The parents are very, very protective of their babies. They allowed me to get close into their world and I love them dearly. Here’s two of the babies a few days old.