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Project 365 - Day 23



As you can see, I encountered another goose at the water's edge - a non-indigenous species this time, the Egyptian goose, which nevertheless appears to be thriving so far north of its original home, the Nile Valley. This particular one seemed to me to be half-tame, as it purposefully waddled up to me to see if it could cadge a few crumbs. Quickly realising I hadn't brought it anything to eat, it disdainfully turned away from me and went back into the water.

So far, I haven't sighted any goslings, ducklings, or cygnets, but I expect it can't be long now. Spring seems to be establishing itself more firmly with every day that passes, and while I'm happy to see it do so, it also serves as a reminder that a whole season has passed without me finding another job. I know that it's mostly out of my hands and I shouldn't beat myself up about it too much, but I honestly didn't expect it to take this long when I started the search back in October.

Speaking of searching, I still haven't been able to find my dad's photo album, which given the fact that my flat measures a mere 75 square metres, is definitely starting to worry me somewhat.

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suze2000
Mar. 14th, 2012 09:29 am (UTC)
What a beautiful bird. Perhaps its mate is in the long grass somewhere. :)
gamiila
Mar. 14th, 2012 12:27 pm (UTC)
It is quite striking, isn't it? It's a bit smaller and a little bit more streamlined than our common or garden variety, but it seems, no less bold.
curiouswombat
Mar. 14th, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC)
We see them occasionally, too. And we've no sign of goslings or ducklings, either - yet.

I do hope you locate the album soon - I can see why you are beginning to panic now - what is likely to have happened to it if you haven't brought it home to the flat?
gamiila
Mar. 14th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
If -and it doesn't bear thinking about- I didn't take Dad's album, then it would have been thrown out by the nursing home staff. But I must have taken it. I must have.

__kali__
Mar. 15th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
I reckon in about a fortnight our local pond will be chock-full off little fluffy, yellow ducklings. I can't wait. :D
gamiila
Mar. 15th, 2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
Two more weeks? Possibly...though I haven't seen a single drake chase after a duck yet. I have seen a deer though, but it bounded out of sight before I could whip the camera out :(
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