Saturday, May 17, 2014

Nature Photo of The Week - 2014 - week 20

Barb McCoy's blog Handbook of Nature has a challenge out; for the next 52 weeks one picture a week.

I am going to attempt to complete all 52 with pictures that I take myself. :)

My twentieth pic of the year:
Number 42 on the list: Birth, baby geese

Newly hatched. They were a little late, so when the mother left the nest with their 5 siblings I intervened. They would have died otherwise. The one to the left that is still in the shell, but has pipped hatched the following morning. By that evening all were dry and active so I mixed them in with the rest of the brood. Everybody is happy! (the egg in the upper left never hatched)