As we were driving to church last Sunday I took some
photos of the high water in the fields along the road.
Hubby says "Don't you have enough pictures of this?"
I mumbled, ah hmmmmm.
Then he said, "There's some geese to take a photo of.
Do you want me to slow down?"
I caught this beauty standing in the icy cold
water where it has receded. You can see the sheets
of ice that are laying there on this spit of land.
It was below freezing that morning so the water froze
and then the water level dropped leaving an edge of white ice.
there's a skim of ice on the water
To the left of the first goose was the second, sitting in the water.
I expect these two geese are a couple.
Canada Geese are found throughout North America at different times of the year and they migrate south in the winter returning in the spring to the northern climate of Canada.
Canada Geese mate for life but if one partner dies they will
re-mate. They start nesting in late March to early May.
The female lays on the nest and incubates the eggs for 28 days.
The male will stay nearby and protect the nest from predators.
Both of the parents will raise the goslings which stay with
the family unit for a whole year.
The female will lead the babies to water and the male will
follow the goslings.
Canada geese eat grasses and roots along wetlands and in
fields and they seem to love green lawns, golf courses and parks.
They are quite a nuisance in some areas where large flocks
of a 100 or more will gather and stay. Their droppings are
very messy and ruin green spaces. They are not pleasant to step on
as they are very slippery!
The flooded flats (fields)
The waters have receded this week and there is just a bit lying in
a low area. There are about 100 Canada geese there
this week feeding on the nutrients the flood water left behind.
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