Driving past Alcyon Lake in Pitman yesterday, we had to pull over to catch the sight of the white goose and her babies. Amongst all of the mallards and Canadian geese, there is always one white one. A strange and familiar sight to see. This time, we sat and watched as she hovered near these four babies - they had a lot of white feathers - an unusual combination for the babies that usually are born at our lake. The camera was NOT in the car - how could that be?? So we came home quickly to get it and go back. As I got out to go closer, she was wary/protective, but they did not run away and I could just be close by and watch. It will be fascinating to see them as they grow - to see what color they will be as adults.
No problem at all coming close - OK it helps that I have my Canon SX10IS with a 20x zoom - but they were they just resting at the end of the day.
And closer yet to get a really wonderful picture of them paying attention to me...and not! This is what they talk about when we hear about getting our ducks/geese in a row?? Keep your eyes open and pay attention to everything in your world. There will always be gifts, treasures and pleasant surprises!! YES!!!