At the same time as turkeys were hatching in one incubator, goslings were hatching in another. The incubator had a large clear window so this city girl had a birds eye view. Two little goslings were hatched. After they stayed in the incubator for 24 hours to dry off, they were put in with the turkey chicks under the warmer so they would not get cold. The nursery was getting very full!
My sister, Bev had received a gift of 8 goslings from her daughter Emma, 4 American Buff and 4 Toulouse. They were one month old and had graduated from the nursery to a pen outside with shelter from the sun and wind. Bev could not put the gosling’s wading pool in their enclosure yet because they still did not have all there feathers, and if they got wet they would be cold.
Bev went outside and called Babieeees ……. Babieeees; and 8 little goslings cam running to the side of the pen to greet her. Geese love to eat grass. Bev has a fenced in enclosure full of strawberry plants that were over grown with grass. She put the goslings into the enclosure and soon large sections of it were grass free as the goslings ate the grass but did not touch the strawberry plants. What a great way to weed the strawberry patch! One of the first time all 8 goslings were out on the grass they ran for the sheer joy of it Yipeee!
The pictures of the goslings were taken out on the grass in the early morning. I used a Canon 70-300 mm telephoto lens with a hood. The perspective when taking photos is so important. Photos of goslings taken from a standing position look very different from those taken from their eye level. I lay flat on my stomach on the grass to get down to their level when I was taking the photos.