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Snap-shot in the Park

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I think they are the Canadian Geese but I’m not sure as the

color is dark grey — or are they juvenile ?

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And they are the Coots.  Unlike ducklings,  Coot’s chick looks rather odd.

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Now I realized, Coot’s chicks got full-size foot !    But no web — how

those chicks can swim ?   (Photo right )

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I think, most of the bird’s chicks are not cute or I rather say, they are ugly.

When I was young, I rose a pigeon chick whose mother didn’t return few

days after egg hatched.  New born chick was almost naked with few yellow hair still,

the beak was quite big, and eat a lot. —– I had to feed the chick mouth-feed while

chowing the grain myself.   When chick got stomach-full, the eaten grain or maze

were visible under the thin skin.   So, chick walks with full-up chest while shaking ass.  

= looks awful — not mention utterly noisy begging call, and shit everywhere.   😦   🙂

Still, this chick became a fully grown-up pigeon though, she (he ?) was completely 

imprinted me as the kind, and couldn’t become a member of pigeon society.    So, 

even after became independent, she stayed under the roof many many years. 

—– I don’t know whether I did good things to her or not = wasn’t that better, leave

her fate to the nature and let the chick dies ?    Good but heavy question.

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You may say, why Dandelion here ? —– Well, all the photos here were taken

by 500 mm Mirror lens.    And my mirror lens works well as a Macro lens too.

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  1. bentehaarstad said, on May 6, 2014 at 09:18

    I think you did a good thing, even if she (he) thought you were the father. By the way, certainly canda goose above…

    • yoshizen said, on May 6, 2014 at 09:49

      Thank you Bente.
      The pigeon chick must be thinking I’m Mother. 😀

  2. elenacaravela said, on May 7, 2014 at 17:05

    Coots are new to me-thanks for the introduction:)

    • yoshizen said, on May 7, 2014 at 18:51

      I’m not sure if they ever immigrates over there ?

  3. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:26

    Lovely images. Beautiful light in the shot of the dandelion seed!

    • yoshizen said, on May 11, 2014 at 12:57

      Thank you.
      Dandelion is our regular star. 🙂


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