Saturday, 12 June 2010

Camera Critters, waterbirds

 
 
 
 
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When my Australian family stayed with me in May, we went to the windmills and to other places not far from my home. We saw many waterbirds as in this part of the country there's a lot of water.All kind of waterbirds were having young ones, some of the chicks swam after their mothers, others were carried by their mums on their backs. We saw ducks, grebes and coots, the latter in very dirty water.

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We were astonished that these geese had so many goslings. We hardly could count them.Neither could we see what kind of geese they were.

17 comments:

Jingle said...

these geese are cute...
lovely post!

Nikki-ann said...

Lovely critters! :)

I also love the shot you've used for your header.

I hope you're having a good weekend :)

eileeninmd said...

The babies are all so cute. Love the ones riding on momma back. The the Coot babies are so adorable.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What great photos! I especially like the last one of all the little ducklings.

chubskulit said...

I so love the last shot!
Butterfly

Indrani said...

You have coot babies, so cute. I think the coot I saw in Italy must be roaming around proudly with her babies now. :)

Cloudia said...

I love visiting you, Wil






Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

I saw a family of nine cygnets last week which is more than I've seen together for a long while - must be a good year for them.

Arija said...

What a good mother duck to keep her last remaining baby safe from on her back.

Arija said...

Thanks for clarifying Wil....my poor eyesight. We have them breeding in one of our dams in a good year.

Elisabeth said...

Your Australian family must have loved this different view of Holland in the spring. I do too.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

In case you miss my reply on Unst 1985 - All UK lighthouses were automated in the 1990s. The vast majority still operate but none are now manned. The lighthouse-keeper is a lost species.

Kay said...

That's amazing. You don't suppose they adopted some of them? :-)

Ann said...

Did your daughter bring the Australian coots to you? They are here too, but only after 1950s.

In Western Springs, our geese also have many goslings. I posted this, which had about 20 goslings.

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/10/geese-going-for-sunday-swim.html

Christy said...

Great shots. And 16 goslings, wow. If I had to guess I would say those geese are Greater White-fronted Geese. But that is just a guess as I don't know that they are native to your neck of the woods. Love all the shots of the babies. Love this time of year in the animal world.

Dina said...

They are so sweet!

Barbara Martin said...

Ducklings are always so cute. Interesting to note that on the creek near my apartment complex, a pair of mallards are nesting; and at my friend's horse boarding stable the owners have acquired six ducklings to grow up as bug control experts. On the latter, I think they need more than a mere 6.