17 June 2009

Spring in Solna II

Another consequence of the arrival of spring is the hatching of eggs - accordingly we have lately had rich opportunities to see ducklings, goslings, and ..eehh.. 'cootlings'.

Particularly the geese are abundant in numbers - and they are not exactly shy. When we stopped to take a picture they did not walk away. Rather, they came straight at us and crossed the path right in front of us.

A funny thing about geese is that goslings have a tendency for following the more dominant couple of geese they encounter, which is why we've seen a cluster of some 20-30 goslings.

A completely different story is the fact that geese are displacing other species and are considered a plague. Accordingly they suffer the trauma of occasionally having their eggs punctured.

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