The goslings have arrived! I've yet to see the number I suspect are there (and they are keeping pretty far from shore, so I'm glad for zoom!) but they have popped.
And learning to swim!
I love that both parents seem to be in the teaching mode.
In another section of the ditch, another family is getting their swim time, too.
Mama Duck seems to have something to say!
She certainly keeps them in line. Most stay relatively close to her.
They seem to have things down pretty well.
But of course, there is always an outlier!
They aren't the only creatures enjoying an odd spring, one that is unseasonbly cool and damp. This fellow (and his cohorts nearby) were keeping an eye on things.
And this fat little robin hasn't missed many meals!
I liked seeing this method of head-scratching!
Harry, meanwhile, was taking a break from his water time and checking out life on the shore.
It's probably easier to tidy up when he's there, too!
There were some lovely wildflowers around the ditch as well.
Or, are they weeds?
The blossoms are very nearly through on most of the trees.
It looks like a blizzard of petals when a breeze comes by, leaving a pattern of polka dots on the walk.
Meanwhile, in my yard, I've enjoyed Louie Bluey and Mrs. Louie as they fly around gathering things for their next.
I'm not sure where it is -- I supsect it's high in the bushes on the fenceline of the house, because their pattern is to fly in there from wherever they are. But when I went to look, all I could see was leaves! He's always on the lookout!
So is this fellow! A grackle, I think.
It's lovely when the light hits their head.
I leave you with this view of the ditch and the lovely redbud on one of the ponds.
Have a wonderful weekend!