For this hot weekend, here are some cool images of cute creatures in nature that I saw at Colonial Lake a few weeks ago.
Have a great weekend!
Canada Geese are always present in our area, even in the deep of winter. I found a group of them sleeping on ice at the EBF refuge, with temperatures in the teens (-10°C) during the day and even colder at night.
Some, however, were not sleeping and were already dabbling for food in a patch of water.
Monday was a cloudy and rainy day. At the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge a Great Egret was standing by himself, very dainty and haughty in full breeding plumage.
A family of Cannada Geese with nine goslings loved the weather and went in for a swim.
Of course, the goslings thoroughly enjoyed the water.
JeanInJackson post Only Child prompted me to post this photo I took today.
Meanwhile, at another part of the Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, five goslings were being taught to look for food by their mother.
Here’s another view of four of the goslings.
For this weekly photo challenge, I am submitting a photo I took this morning at Abott Marshlands near Hamilton, NJ. A pair of Canada Geese were walking on the mud banks at low tide, and one of them had a broken wing that was almost touching the ground. Since the injured bird was larger than the other, I am assuming it’s a male. The female goose followed him faithfully, but I don’t know what she could do for him. I also don’t know what caused the injury, but it could be the result of an attack by some predator, such as an eagle or a turkey vulture. In any case, it must have been quite an adventure for this pair of geese! I hope he will somehow survive his ordeal.