Canada Geese are social beings from the start!
My husband and I spent Saturday at Tiny Marsh, a wildlife area an hour or so north of where we live. The day started out chilly and windy, but as the day wore on the sun came out. No matter the weather, goslings and their parents were out and about. LOTS of them!
The goslings in the photo above are NOT one family. Geese sometimes lay as many as 12 eggs but usually five to seven. Hey, apparently it takes a little over a day to lay each egg!
A family with five goslings
Newly hatched goslings can swim right away. Mom and pop both accompany their babies when they go for a swim.
Canada geese remain in flocks except while nesting
Almost extinct a century ago, Canada geese are often considered pests in urban areas now. That's why parks put up signs urging people to NOT feed the geese.
FYI: The oldest known Canada goose lived for a little more than 30 years.
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