Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Honk if you love spring!

The pond is so full of life. It's an amazing biodome.

Box #1 was the 2nd one to be filled. Hatch day May 30th.
Box #2 is due to hatch around June 5th.
Box #3 is the earliest to have been laid. They are due to hatch May 21st or so.

We first discovered them Mother's Day when all of us went down to the frog pond. We've not seen Canada Geese down here before.
Canada geese from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

I've found that they land on the meadow, then walk over to the pond. Captured here on the trailcam.

They have hung around, and she sat on the dock watching the ducks for awhile.
Goose on the dock from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

At the end of this, it seems as if a third goose was chased away.
Fine weather for ducks from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The frog pond is a busy spot.
River otters from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Chickadee keeps coming back for nesting materials.

Chickadee from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

White-crowned sparrow from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, YAY for spring.

I love all the ducks and birds. You have a lot of Wood Ducks there, cool!

Wishing you a happy day!

Nancy J said...

The river Otters, they are new to me, and the goose on your jetty, that is so wonderful, when the Wood Ducks came and sat so close,what a wonderful place for them all to play, feed, and rest a while.

William Kendall said...

The otters are fun to see!

Gill - That British Woman said...

Canada Geese scare me.............they look lovely from afar, but I am super careful not to get too close!!

Red said...

You help by keeping a healthy environment in the wetland and the critters love you for it.

Kay said...

Oh wow! You have otters? That is so awesome! I think they're so adorable!