Friday, April 25, 2014

Haiku My Heart: Nesting

Nesting has begun;
She keeps the eggs warm while he
stands guard over them all.

I was excited to realize this morning, as I parked my car in our office parking lot, that a pair of Canada geese have made themselves a nest on the property next door.
View from my office
It seems rather a strange location for a nest, tucked up next to the concrete curb in the middle of a parking lot.
Then again, it's probably pretty quiet there on weekends and during the day when most of us are inside at our desks.  It's probably only busy in the early morning, at lunchtime and for a couple of hours at the end of the day, as people walk by on their way to the bus stop on the next street.
I'm looking forward to watching this next for the next 30 days or so until the goslings hatch.  For now, I didn't want to get to close to her (which, I hope, explains the not so great photos). I didn't want her to feel threatened in any way.  Hopefully others will feel the same and leave them alone to get on with the business of hatching their little ones.

You can read more about Canada geese here.

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somepinkflowers said...

home is where the ....


{{ when this happened
in a parking lot near me,
we put out 3
of those ugly orange cones
around the curb ...
we put out 1
& waited until the family
got use to it
& then another
& so on ...

all turned out well !!
Good Luck }}


Gillena Cox said...

have a nice weekend

much love...

J C said...

How wonderful. Pink's comment about putting out cones is a great idea, and an important one. Bet you could get your building maintenance to help with that. Or a local wildlife organization. Keep us posted. My macaw is nesting and is so sweet, but no baby daddy. :(

Karen said...

They nest in some strange places, but I think it's because their habitat is shrinking.

Reading Pleasure said...

I think it's a cozy enough place for the duck!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Bless the nesters!

An Empty Song

Laura said...

I hope their young hatch and grow and live happy goose lives.

rebecca said...

oh cynthia how wonderful to have a "birds eye view" on this young family! may all go well and everyone do their part to protect and endear themselves to new life! i hope someone will bring up their safety at morning meeting.