Canada Goose

Canada Goose
Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

The Canada Goose is a frequent traveler through my home area. We can clock the seasons with his passing. He is the very first sign that spring is coming when their noisy, honking flocks of undulating V formations fly over heading North. The same can be said of Fall when they head South. We are actually on the Northern edge of their winter quarters in the Mississippi River vally south to the Gulf Coast.

The geese are large and distictive, from their honking call, to their black head and neck with the broad white cheeks. They live mainly on the shores of lakes and in marsh land. They feed on grains, grass sprouts, and some marine vegetation. There is no difference in the coloration between the males and the females.

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