West Seattle Mother’s Day: Gosling check-in

Alki photographer David Hutchinson has shared several great shots of the Canada goose families many West Seattleites (and visitors) have been watching – and in the final moments of Mother’s Day 2009, he shared this comparison, explaining:

My wife and I have enjoyed following the development of the large family of Canada Geese goslings this past month during our walks along the Harbor Ave waterfront. This large combination of families is being watched over by 2 pairs of adults. Their number seems to have stabilized at 20 down from the 24 we had counted a couple weeks ago. This is a much higher survival rate than another family of 5 goslings, all of which have now disappeared. The photos are of the same group of goslings and were taken about 1 month apart.

4 Replies to "West Seattle Mother's Day: Gosling check-in"

  • miws May 11, 2009 (12:41 am)

    Man, kids sure grow up fast nowadays! ;)


    Thanks for sharing, David!



  • eigenwijs May 11, 2009 (8:17 am)

    I love these geese! I see them when I run down there and they always make me smile. On Saturday they were sitting in the grass by Don Armeni and I carefully tiptoed by so I wouldn’t disturb them. Unfortunately, a father with his kids came by after me and the kids started chasing after the goslings while dad just watched. Grumble grumble…

  • Mike May 11, 2009 (5:33 pm)

    Guess it’s a good thing my dog likes chasing seagulls and pigeons more than geese, even though she’s a bird dog. Guess she’s a city dog retriever.

  • living in west seattle since 1985 May 12, 2009 (10:27 am)

    It is awefully cute when they are walking somewhere in their little gaggle! Sometimes they hang out by the Water Taxi’s dock and just relax.

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