Pit Pat Paddle Pat

Baby Geese

Baby Geese

Baby Geese paddling in a puddle, in the Gardens, Cape Town.

Mum and Dad on Guard

Mum and Dad on Guard

Mum and Dad guard their chicks from annoying humans, who selfishly wanted to walk on this main pathway!

Behind the Egyptian Geese is a large ornamental pond where they had all been swimming. For some reason they got out and stood by this tiny rivulet and the babies immediately started splashing around in the puddle. All except one forlorn baby who seemed unable to climb out of the steep-sided pond and squeaked loudly and continually while his siblings played.

When we came back later, the whole family was once more reunited in the pond. Phew!

 

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18 thoughts on “Pit Pat Paddle Pat

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes, it’s from Beatrix Potter – Well spotted. πŸ™‚ You are the only one to comment on it. I grew up in UK and as a child, visited Miss Potter’s house, where she wrote and illustrated her books. And of course, I bought and read all the little books to my daughters πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      erm – A little confession here. They are actually Egyptian geese (I have already changed it) – but no-one seemed to notice – till now! Well spotted! πŸ™‚ – and yeah, whatever they are, they are cure! πŸ™‚

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      1. Midwestern Plant Girl

        Ha! Well, no way! You’re human!
        We have enough Canadian geese to share 10 per American. Can’t hunt them either. ‘Migratory bird’. Funny job here for border collies, for a fee, they will chase all the geese away from your pond. Sounds like a job for B&O!

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  2. pensitivity101

    I love to see chicks like this, and am so looking forward to next year when the ducklings wil be hatching, hopefully on the bank behind us. Being on the water, we’ll be able to see them close up as we won’t be seen as a threat.
    Will have to watch the heron though, not to mention pike in the marina.

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  3. ady

    Such cute fuzzy babies………I wish I could cuddle them this moment ❀ But Mom and Dad look pretty stern πŸ˜‰ I envy you this moment for being able to see such cuties and their play πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      There are six adult Canada geese that we often pass on our dog walks, on someone’s grass verge, just round the corner from my house. I wait expectantly for fluffy baby chicks πŸ™‚

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