Friday, June 27, 2008

June 27, 2008

Can you believe it's almost the end of June? I can't.
When I went running this morning in the park, my goal was to run around the circuit at least 3 times. Then I changed the goal to 25 minutes (I run a circuit in about 6.5 minutes) and I almost made it, when I got a stitch in my side at 24 minutes. That allowed me to walk back to the house and get my camera and some bread and then go back to to pond where I got some fun pix.
Friday morning in the park
Those are baby geese! The one at the back on the right is the parent. You can tell the babies easily because of their "whit-whit-whit" baby voices (they don't honk until they are grown up) and the white cheek patches haven't come in yet. But they are so big now!
Friday morning in the park
The baby in the foreground still had a fair bit of fuzz on his neck.
Friday morning in the park
I just like this "action" shot. And you can see what I meant earlier about "white bums".
Friday morning in the park
And the babies aren't shy about coming right up to you.
Friday morning in the park
I found a big difference with the baby ducks. They look like they have their adult plumage but they are still pretty fuzzy and I don't think their wings are developed. But they aren't yellow fuzz-balls any more!
Friday morning in the park
And they aren't shy any more either! Last time, they wouldn't approach me, nor take anything from my hand. This time they pecked me unmercifully and came and stood right on the tops of my feet.
Friday morning in the park
I don't know why we find waterfowl more engaging than many other birds, but they are.

2 comments:

bikerider said...

Those baby ducks look SO cute! Almost too cute to BBQ ... :)

JuliaR said...

You ARE awful!