Life in a cabin on a mountain in southern Pennsylvania
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Yesterday was the day the babies of the mountain were out in force. First, I saw these 7 Canada goslings, whose mother eyed me very suspiciously. I don't know where dad was. He's usually right there too. Even a few of the babies are starting to develop that same suspicous look.
The second baby I found was the tiny killdeer. Baby killdeer look so much like their parents that unless they are standing next to the parents, it's not always easy to see how small they are. in this case, junior circled my car while mom screamed plaintively from the sidelines, trying to lure me away from baby. Baby seemed a lot less worried than mom. Perhaps baby was testing his independence just a bit.
I live in a cabin in the forests of Pennsylvania. I write about what I see and do in the natural world around me. I've been a hawkwatcher for more than 20 years, a birder for longer than that, and a crayfish-catcher since I was a polywog.