You see the geese in these pictures? They may not look familiar, but I have very many pictures of them already. They just didn't look quite the same the last time I featured them here. These were those rowdy teenage geese that I showed you awhile ago.
Back then these geese were only just beginning to develop their adult colors. Now they look like any other adult goose, except they aren't quite as big as their parents. There are still the two families that have formed their own gaggle(flock) here on the lake.
I think they are only waiting for the younger of the two families to be ready to fly, then they'll likely move on. The younger ones are the very same that I featured here several times as only eggs. Now they are almost grown. I have pictures of both large families again, but I'll only show them in moderation. I know not many of you want another whole week of nothing but these geese.
You can see them here testing their wings. These older children are almost ready to go. Pretty soon they'll be flying high in the sky, without a care in the world. They've already probably been flying back and forth along the lake.
Their parents are still watching them all very closely, and it appears they're all healthy. All of the babies from the two families also still seem to be present. I thought at least a few of them would be lost but these geese have survived and they're almost grown now.
They seem almost like my own pets now because I've been watching them before they were even born. It's going to be kind of sad when I don't see the two pair of goose parents leading these younger ones around the lake. I still have today though. And my favorite geese are still all here with me.