The Canada goose chicks are growing fast!
I went back to the areas where about two weeks ago I photographed some goslings (April 15th and April 16th posts). Those adorable, yellow balls of fuzz are much larger and are showing almost no yellow color. They are starting to turn gray. To me these goslings, although bigger and gray, remain rather cute.
I could not find the “limping pair” that I spoke of in the previous posts. However, that is not surprising. Canada geese (Branta canadensis) form groups, called creches, and cooperatively care for their young. That pair and its three chicks are most likely part of a larger flock somewhere on Baum Lake (Shasta County CA) where this picture was taken.
Within another week or two the Canada goose chicks will become “teenagers” and begin to show the shape and plumage of mature geese.