Our latest sighting involves the ever present Canada Geese, but it was their behaviour that I thought was interesting. On the afternoon of May 17th, we had two Canada Geese families grazing in our riverside “meadow”. One pair had just three goslings, but then a second pair came up with eight in tow. The two groups kept apart but with no posturing, just pasturing! It has been several years since we’ve had geese dining on our back area, and on that occasion there were three families. They arrived together and left together, but while on land, just as yesterday, each family maintained their distance, and there was no interaction between the groups.

Stephenie Armstrong, Warsaw

Canada Geese with goslings  - D. Monkman

Canada Geese with goslings – D. Monkman

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.