Finding Goslings On The Canal

Last weekend was a gloriously sunny one here in The Midlands and we just had to get out and enjoy the sun before the typical Bank Holiday weather arrived. Surprisingly the typical rain didn’t arrive here although it did get a little duller on Monday but the weather remained dry.

Needing to stay close to home as we didn’t have time to drive far, we drove in to the West Midlands conurbation and not out in to the countryside. A couple of miles away and we were alongside the Stourbridge  canal.

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All quiet and peaceful. Only a short walk today as I was still having issues with my back but needed to get moving a little. We literally walked just 5 minutes along the canal and came across these two pairs of geese both with little baby goslings.

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From the differing size of the two families of goslings it was clear they were born a few weeks apart.

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To some extent they were quite tame and allowed us to approach quite near.  Another family were feeign them bread with the larger goslings apeared to like!

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Here we were stood in the middle of the West Midlands conurbation watching these gorgeous animals with their young.  Even as a teenager The Boy was in awe.

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It really is the simle things that can put a smile on your face and these young families of geese really brightened our day.

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We sat on a wall at the side of the canal and watched them for what seemed like an age!

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Personally I think I could have stayed there all day watching the cute goslongs walking along the bank and then falling in to the canal to follow their arents lead.

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At times it is so lovely to discover what is right on yur door step and spend an afternoon having a family adventure.  Its always better when these adventures are free!

What sort adventures are right on your door step?

13 Comments

  1. 4 June, 2016 / 9:54 am

    You never know what you’ll find on walks like this. Lovely to see the goslings. They are so sweet. What a great family adventure. #CountryKids

  2. 4 June, 2016 / 10:20 am

    That looks like a lovely canal to go walking along. It is really lovely how you can find nature in the middle of the city! #countrykids

  3. 4 June, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    I never tire of the simple things on my doorstep, whether it is the farm, the moor or the beach. How lovely to so just a short way along the canal and spot these goslings. Canada Geese can be quite nasty but it sounds like you found some very amenable ones that quite enjoyed having you around.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

  4. 5 June, 2016 / 6:55 pm

    What a lovely walk and great that you saw and enjoyed seeing the young family of geese! We’re always very scared of them! #CountryKids

  5. 5 June, 2016 / 11:58 pm

    This is what I miss seeing, baby ducks and swans! We have to go far to feed the ducks and swans and you are so lucky to have them near you! #countrykids

  6. 18 August, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    There is nothing quite like the surprise and delight of finding goslings or ducklings by your local water way is there? We love this when this happens in the river by us.

  7. 18 August, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    You guys are so lucky to be living near a canal. While the beach isn’t far away from us, watching goslings go by sounds like a relaxing time to spend the day too. x

  8. 18 August, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Oh they are absolutely adorable! I do sort of miss living across the road from a river and seeing this every year

  9. 18 August, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    Its lovely to appreciate what you have on the doorstep sometimes and be grateful for the little things in life x

  10. 19 August, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Very cute… until the parents start attacking you for getting too close!

  11. 19 August, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I just love geese, they are beautiful animals. It’s nice you could get that close and just watch them. We have a Loch that’s filled with swans, it’s nice to park up and watch them.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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