Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Meadow On Her Nest

These are floating nests that were built by my father-in-law many years ago (I don't know how many...) They are meant for the wild Canada geese that come through every spring. There has only been one pair the last few years and Meadow has chosen a different nest than the mama goose usually uses(there are three) so hopefully the geese will still stay. They take their babies down to the creek the day they hatch. I am worried Meadow's babies will be eaten by the big-mouthed bass that are in the pond, anybody know if they eat ducklings?? I could always capture mama and babies when they come up to eat and pen them for a couple weeks till they are too big for the fish to eat, or for a couple months so they'll have a better chance against the foxes when traveling between the house and the pond *sigh*.


I happened to be stepping out the door when she came up to grab a bite to eat yesterday. I thought the silly girl was going to choke herself she was scarfing so fast. I walked up to feed the chickens and when I came back she was already gone, back to the pond.

6 comments:

shedhorn said...

Yes the bass will eat the babies.

Matthew said...

Nice, that would make one heck of a picture: a giant bass, mid-are, two little duck feet sticking out of its mouth. haha. I'm not very nice sometimes :)

princessmama said...

:-{

shelfovermeadow said...

I hope your ducklings survive!

Matthew said...

So, do you think Pink would let me do some fishing in the pond?

princessmama said...

Yes, Pink would let you fish in the pond. You're welcome any time :)

Hi Mom :D I hope so too. I think I will have to capture and confine them, better to be caged than eaten!