Recently I have been debating whether or not Camilla, the Canada Goose is indeed a Charles.....
That general debate is now at an end, for she has now made a nest in which has been deposited several large white oval eggs.
Her eggs, I am presuming, are not fertile, for I have not seen Russell mating with her as he has done in his normal noisy way, with Winnie and Jo. And so, I need to remove them regularly in an effort to stop Camilla going overly broody.
Sitting geese can be terribly aggressive.
They are big powerful birds which can inflict a painful bite when they have a mind to, and so I have been somewhat cautious when retrieving her eggs.
But so far, apart from the odd half hearted hiss, Camilla has been a real sweetie....with her big black eyes watching my every move, she always ambles gently to one side, so I can reach into the nest.
Her only show of bad humour this morning was a brief and perfunctory pull at the band of my underpants when I bent over......
And before you all ask
Yes..they were clean on