Okay, so last night I noticed that the geese were back, but something was weird. The nest was still there, but the mother was just standing around the nest. The husband was there as well and I thought, “Oh! Maybe the eggs are ready to hatch?” Then later on I saw that the mother was sitting back on the nest. Ah, things were looking up.
However, this morning I looked out and the nest was abandoned again. I heard honking, and the couple was standing farther away and then just flew off. There was something white in the grass next to the nest. I figured an animal got to the nest when it was left unattended.
I still worried I’d be attacked for getting near that nest. Eventually I gathered up my nerves and went out to investigate.
To be honest, I lost my nerves a bit as I stepped up to the nest, because the geese were back. I kept my eye on them, but they weren’t even approaching me, even as I got closer and closer to the nest. I looked down and the white thing I saw in the grass earlier was a whole egg, and in the nest were two more eggs!
They were all exposed and the couple didn’t seem to care. I walked away, still a little uneasy about the whole situation, and ventured over to the other side of the building toward the lake where lots more geese hang out. Geese galore, people.
I glanced over to one couple and the mother goose was sitting up. There was a nest under her too! She set up shop in a sink hole by the water. The husband was keeping a close eye on everything. I’m thankful for the zoom on my camera. I stood nearby (but not too near) quietly and took some snapshots of her.
Then another goose came too close and suddenly the male goose arched his neck and flew after the intruding goose. I figured that was my cue to get out of there as well.