niki_fretwell Our geese are going through their summer #molt at the moment. Oliver has just about lost his angel wing now, until his new feathers grow in...must be quite a stress on their bodies when you see the piles of quills accumulating #swipe that they'll have to replace #molting #geese #geeseaspets #rarebreed #westofenglandgeese #quills #summertime #countrylife

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Our geese are going through their summer #molt at the moment. Oliver has just about lost his angel wing now, until his new feathers grow in...must be quite a stress on their bodies when you see the piles of quills accumulating #swipe that they'll have to replace #molting #geese #geeseaspets #rarebreed #westofenglandgeese #quills #summertime #countrylife

Comments (22)

seagullandrobin

seagullandrobin, 5 months ago

Wonderful film Niki, it is an interesting process, they look a very contented little group! xx

linda_okane_

linda_okane_, 5 months ago

I used to get goose feathers from a friend for doing a marbled paint finish!

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@belinda_sharples thanks Bee...yes, beautifully white...for a while! X

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@jacquimoonbeamrugs me too! 😊

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@seagullandrobin They are very good together, despite there being two males...love how Oliver was trying to take away Gloria's loose feather, but she got uperty with him! 😁

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@linda_okane_ Oh yes, back in the late 80's by any chance?! πŸ˜„

chris.waters862

chris.waters862, 5 months ago

What a beautiful pic

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@chris.waters862 Thank you Chris...willing models 😊

linda_okane_

linda_okane_, 5 months ago

@niki_fretwell yes and 90's πŸ˜‚

trisha.mac

trisha.mac, 5 months ago

Aren’t they fabulous??

lacroixrosion

lacroixrosion, 5 months ago

Love the little video x

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@trisha.mac yes they are! 😁😁x

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@lacroixrosion thank you...I love how Oliver was trying to pluck the loose feather from Gloria, but she got uperty with him...Even Stanley had a go too! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

discardedtreasures

discardedtreasures, 5 months ago

Poor birdies. The wild ones all look a bit messy too and are eating like mad.

beatrixandtiffy

beatrixandtiffy, 5 months ago

Niki I m so in love with your geese and really enjoy your videos of them, i'm so happy you have all this loveliness round you xxx

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@discardedtreasures think they're worn out from nest building and bring up babies...luckily wild birds don't molt all at once, or they'd loose the ability to fly! X

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 5 months ago

@beatrixandtiffy I feel blessed...we will have been here 3 years at the end of the month...I thought I knew what happiness was before, but now I know for sure ..the best thing we ever did... x Our feather babies are the icing on the cake 😊

trisha.mac

trisha.mac, 5 months ago

@niki_fretwell πŸ¦†πŸ§πŸ¦†πŸ§

mamamiddleton

mamamiddleton, 4 months ago

I love seeing your geese. We are struggling to get any of our own x

niki_fretwell

niki_fretwell, 4 months ago

@mamamiddleton we're lucky to be in a heavily farming area - I just pit a request on the outboard of our village shop! I hope you get some - we love ours to bits x