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.
Will the goslings jump today?
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I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face. View all posts by maryannsteggles
Oh Mary Ann! This is so so exciting! I can’t wait to watch them jump ! Please let us know if you find out ! Thanks!
They did and you got to see it – fantastic.