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Late Goslings

Back in may we had three geese sitting on nests full of eggs. Then one morning I discovered the fox had been to visit and killed one of the geese, taken or smashed all the eggs and properly spooked all the others to the extent that they wouldn't go near the pen again.
A few days after this happened I found a newly laid egg in our old duck house, followed by another a few days later. We ended up with eight eggs in a newly constructed nest with one of the geese sat firmly on top. The result is she's hatched five of them. So we've had a bit of a consolation for our earlier disappointment the only downside being that three of the five are ganders :(

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