Beyond the BackyardLake Morton

Duck, Duck, Goose!

All the birds at Lake Morton are playing “Duck, Duck, Goose!” as they watch Father Goose take care of his little ones.

Mrs. Muscovy posed with her bright white face against a nice green background. She tried to be dignified, but it’s hard when you have a feather on your beak.

This is one of Mrs. Muscovy’s little ones. At first I thought I liked the little yellow and black chicks better, but as I photographed this guy, he grew on me. In this picture I love how his brown colors blend in with the water around him.

And of course we have Papa Goose! Here he is in defense mode, calling out at the top of his lungs to ward off the people who were walking nearby. Nobody gets within a few feet of “his” chicks without Father Goose putting up a good fight!