Mother Goose

canada goose on nest
Mother Goose

Mother Goose is vigilant on her nest in the shade beneath a honeysuckle bush. I am not that close; I am using my telephoto lens and am some distance away. Still, she is wary of me, and now I realize the antics of a trio of young males I had followed into this space were to distract me from going farther. Their finale was to dive, one by one, down to the creek where a fourth gander had been performing a solo work; I will feature them another day, they deserve their own post. I stepped away from the trail and walked up to the ragged parking lot and took a few more photos of her.

canada goose on nest
Keeping a close eye on me.

I took an unexpected walk along an animal trail between an old industrial park and the creek some distance below. A single line railroad had run to cross the creek between two communities that was now overgrown with trees and brush in the decade since I’d last walked it, rails appearing and disappearing at random. Unexpected because I had taken my car for service to a garage in that industrial park, the second garage that day because the first had unexpectedly encountered a problem with my transmission. Not too far from my house, I had my camera because I knew I’d be walking home, I just ended up walking from a different direction and was glad for the change of scenery as the other walk had grown too familiar.

She seemed just as surprised to see a human as I was to see a goose on a nest this far above the water, though I’ve no doubt I was happier to see her than she, me.

canada goose on nest
Following me along.
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