I had written earlier about the Canada geese that were nesting on our university campus. I`m happy to say that they survived the nesting and are now the proud parents of four cute goslings.
As we were watching the new family, trouble loomed in the form of this crow:
The daring corvid, was getting a bit too close to the goslings for the parents comfort.
…trying to sneak its way past the watchful eyes …
…to try and sneak a meal. However, the mother goose`s patience soon ran thin….
…and she took a dart at the crow, who retreated for a bit…
before gathering up courage to ….
…make a daring attempt again from behind.
However, it wasnt getting anywhere near so it decided to hang around and wait for a better opportunity.
This time though, the geese seemed to have had enough and decided to teach the crow to keep off.
…and as soon as it got within reach the geese took a pre-emptive strike!
..sending the crow running for cover.
The parents then decided it was time to move on to safer waters….
…and the goslings tagged along obediently.
They let out a shout of joy on reaching the pond….possibly their first time since nest building.
..and take to the water.
…as for the crow….
…it sat in a corner sulking and looking lost…having to settle for stolen breadcrumbs for its meal.
All pictures taken with Sony A200 DSLR + Sony 50mm f1.4 lens with a Kenko teleplus MC7 2x teleconverter.