Goslings and Coots
Canada Goose and Goslings
This afternoon I am providing another tranche of images relating to water birds at this important breeding time.
Again, this photo session was opportunistic and resulted in a useful small portfolio of images.
Location was Rouken Glen Country Park in Glasgow's Southside, but specifically the so-called 'Boating Pond' which is a de facto avian reserve being home to a wide range of water birds.
This scene is deceptively sinister.The Swan is not providing an escort but doing his best to keep the goose family away from the main pond-and his own brood of cygnets.Note the Swan's ruffled feathers.In past years the swans have been known to kill goslings. Yesterday the geese were on a small but discrete pond nearby which to my mind provides a more secure base, well away from the swans.
Here is a video clip of the goose family.