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Mother’s day at the baylands

May 11, 2014

Sunday, 11 May 2014

I didn’t want to moomph around the house all weekend (see yesterday’s blog …), so I went to the Palo Alto baylands. I thought I might see some hatchlings.

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I conclude that I’m maybe a week too early for the wading birds.

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We can see something blue under this avocet. It may just be folded-up leg, rather than an egg.

The swallows were nested in mud under the eaves of the nearby nature center, but in brooding mode, not yet feeding the young.

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But I came upon some Canada geese that had hatched only a few minutes ago. Still wet from the egg, still with floppy feet.

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And further along the shore, families of Canada geese in convoy.

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We’ll be back next weekend!