OFF MY TURF !!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS

There are a lot of geese these days in a small pond near our house.  Yesterday three geese families were lined up along the bank, with each set of gosslings only a week or two older than the others.  One family has 11 babies.  This picture of the oldest group shows that there is some competition for territory.  The oncoming adults causing all the ruckus must have another nest with new eggs somewhere nearby.  The big daddy goose here is obviously protective but looks like he's setting a good example for the younger one helping him out.

I love this photo ... had to share it.  My camera was set on continuous shooting, and I took this one as I was backing away and not really seeing what was going on.  When I downloaded the photos it was a nice surprise.

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Rainmaker
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Don MacLean
Realtor - Homes For Sale - Franklin MA
Simolari & MacLean REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY

It was nice of them to show up on Mothers Day

enjoy the day

May 10, 2010 08:00 AM
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Sallie Williams
REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge
Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS

Don, I noticed that, too.  It was a wonderful Mother's Day.  Thanks.

May 10, 2010 08:07 AM
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William Johnson
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
RE/MAX Associates

Hi Salle, A wonderful capture. I would prize this photo too! I understand about wildlife taking over, LOL.

May 10, 2010 08:18 AM
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Diane Williams

Hello Sallie, A great picture of these little guys. Glad you had a nice Mothers Day.

May 10, 2010 08:35 AM
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Sallie Williams
REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge
Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS

William, thanks, I have admired many of your photos ... and appreciate your comment.

Diane, thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.

May 10, 2010 08:58 AM
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Sallie, I would stay off their turf!  Geese have always scared me since I was a little kid!

May 10, 2010 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Sharon Paxson
Newport Beach Real Estate - HOM Sotheby's Int'l Re
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Sallie - how cute they are, and I know that geese can be territorial. What a great shot!

May 10, 2010 11:47 AM
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Great shot! Just stay out of their way!

May 10, 2010 12:47 PM
Rainmaker
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Sallie Williams
REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge
Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS

Thanks, everyone, for your comments.  The little geese started heading in my direction, very curious about me, so I backed up further ... and further ... and then decided the mom and pop wouldn't be too happy ... so I RAN :-)

May 10, 2010 03:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent
GreatWest Realty

Sallie - The thing that is so endearing about that photo, is how each of those geese (older and younger) is working together to spout the same message, against a real or perceived threat:-)

May 10, 2010 05:38 PM
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Sallie Williams
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Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS

Myrl, you're right, and the threat was very real as the big "invader" had just attacked one of the parent geese.   I could sit out there and watch them all day long, they are so cute, and they grow so fast, just eating seeds and bugs ... amazing !!

May 10, 2010 06:37 PM
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Ann Dail
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Baton Rouge Area Homes, Louisiana, USA, 225-761-0551

Just a reminder that there are all kinds of mothers out there!  Great shot.  I love geese, though they can be messy and noisy.

May 10, 2010 08:54 PM
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John Novak
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace

Mr. Goose looks pretty serious about this. I've never seen one extend its neck so far forward.

May 10, 2010 11:07 PM
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Don Stern
Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate
Realty Executives South Louisiana

Great shot, thanks for sharing!

May 12, 2010 01:48 PM
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Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche- Edison
Real Estate & Middlesex County in NJ
Metuchen Keller Williams Elite Realty / Middlesex County, NJ

LOL, yes we have a lot of geese around here as well and they are not shy either...:)

May 27, 2010 06:27 AM
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Sallie Williams
REALTOR - MBA, Baton Rouge
Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS

It's interesting that there are three new families of geese in such a small pond.  I think one of the neighbors must be feeding them.  They seem to be gone now ... gone north for the summer?  It would be smart of them to go any where cooler than here !!

May 27, 2010 07:40 AM
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We don't have very many Canada geese down this way, so I suspect I'll never get to see the little babies here. We do get lots of baby mallards, though.

Baby mallard ducks

August 08, 2010 07:08 AM
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Sallie Williams
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Hi Russell ... cute little ducklings.  We have mallards here, too. One family with a female and 3 males has adopted us and a few neighbors.  They are fun to watch, but they can make a real mess of the garden.  On Friday during a terrible downpour and thunderstorm with high winds they just stood in the driveway looking for bugs.  I always wondered what they do in a storm ... not to worry, they did just fine.

August 08, 2010 08:04 AM
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Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche- Edison
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Hi Sallie,

Just stopping by to see how is everything with you...I have been extremely busy this summer and did not have much time to allocate to ActiveRain as I wish I would...Hope everything is fine.

Cathy Chaudemanche

August 23, 2010 07:37 AM
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Catherine "Cathy" Chaudemanche- Edison
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