Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

Canada Goose, Branta canadensisSometimes during winter Canada geese are seen flying over my yard. Now some have joined migratory flocks of mallards, coots, and wigeons at pond in a small park. The wild birds gather with park ducks where well meaning people distribute large amounts of bread and other feed. As a result many park ponds are over crowded and messy.

Canada Goose, Branta canadensisThe wild geese are not the least shy about begging.

Canada Goose, Branta canadensisThe wild Canada geese learn quickly that they are safe in a park. They are comfortable with many people close around, but keep a greater distance from dogs.

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