A pair of Canada geese nested on a rocky pinnacle.

Michael Beattie noticed this pair of Canada geese on a 40 foot tall rocky pinnacle off the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands. The Point Arena Lighthouse is in the distance.

Canada geese nesting off the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands by Michael Beattie Nesting Canada Goose by Michael Beattie

Michael watched the nest and, sure enough, there was a successful hatch of cute little goslings.

Canada geese goslings by Michael Beattie

It wasn't long before one of the parents was demonstrating to the goslings what they should do - "fly" down to the water.

Follow me - a Canada goose showing its offspring the way to the water by Michael Beattie

The other parent urges them on from behind. Bird expert, Diane Hichwa, says they should have been able to make it safely to the water. The little ones are so light, perhaps they just floated down!

Thanks to Michael for allowing me to share his photos with you here, thus showing you this wildlife story.

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