A whole lot o’ cuteness going on…

The big news in Estabrook Park this morning is that there are indeed goslings on the pond: four, little, yellow puffballs.


Here’s a closer look.


Meanwhile, down by the river, this black-capped chickadee was making preparations for the same kind of action.


Here it is coming out of the cavity with a beak full of wood chips. There were two about, and I read that “the pair … excavates the hole together,” but the “sexes look alike,” so I can’t tell you which one this is.


Back up on the bluff, I found another white-breasted nuthatch holding a morsel in its beak, and this one was clearly calling while facing one way …


and then another. I read that the male “feeds her morsels of food,” and perhaps that is what this one was hoping to do.


Finally, a chipmunk was out and looking cute as ever, but which do you think is cuter? Tale down, and toes curled against chest, or …


tail up and curled around the toes?


Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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