THE LIPMAN/ GREEN STORY
May 2008 - April 2009
May 2008 - April 2009
Mama and Papa Goose have just returned for their third year
and we are anxiously awaiting the nesting process, the
incubation period and the best part, watching the arrival of
their babies. We get to know them a little better each year.
This year it only took one day for them to remember who we
were and come running to us when we approach, always with
food, of course!!!
Mama took a nesting break. They nest near the pond in the
front of the house and then after the babies hatch, they
walk them to the lake in the back of the house.
They generally stay only one day after the babies' birth and
then disappear. We haven't figured our where they go when
they leave our home. I think they walk to the big
Chattahoochie River about 1/2 mile (as the crow flies)
across the back forrests.
MAY 2008: The goslings have hatched at the Lipman/ Green Estate!
They arrived on Carol's mother's 75th birthday. This is the third generation for
Mama and Papa Goose. Bob and I have really enjoyed watching them get to
know us more and more each year. I do believe the couple in the lake behind
them is one of the babies from last year. They seemed to recognize who Bob
and I were when we talked to them; however, they did not come to us like
Mama and Papa. Well, maybe next year we'll have more babies on the
APRIL 2009: It was wonderful to walk out our back door and see the flock of geese
on the lake. I called "Mama and Papa Goose" and after a few callings, two geese
came swimming up eager to be fed. I knew instantly that it had to be them because
the rest of the flock just stayed where they were! It was a very exciting moment to
be recognized and greeted so warmly. Then the building of the nest began ...what an
exciting project to watch her build. On March 27th, she laid 7 eggs, the most she has
had so far. Hopefully, all will hatch and I can't wait to share the pictures!
Bob and Carol live in downtown Atlanta, Georgia
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