It is normal for ducklings and goslings to take 24-48 hours til they jump. Mother Goose will fly to the ground. Dad will be there. The goslings will take a leap of faith and jump down to join them. They will follow the parents to the creek below the nest tree.
27 April 2022
In case you are interested in a chat that will open for Mother Goose I am sending this out now.
The Raptor Resource Project will open a chat at 14:00 today Central Time. Looks like the focus will be on that Canada Goose and the goslings. Some think they will be dry enough and have their fuzz to jump today. Here is the link below.
Note: Mother Goose jumps first. Dad will be down at the base of the tree to help. Then the goslings will take their leap of faith. They will follow the parents down to the creek below the tree. Goslings are precocial. They can walk and eat and will be covered in down. They are also immediately good swimmers!
RRP will open a chat at 2pm CT here https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/
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