A mating pair of Canada Geese are on the pond. This is the female, on a clutch of 4 eggs laid on the ground. As I approached the male swam across the pond, I think trying to distract me. The female flattened out is an defensive posture. I backed away, and they got comfortable again. The nest is at risk for all kinds of predators: dogs, raccoons, foxes and coyotes. I wish them luck.
1 pair of Canada Geese were swimming.
Two nesting sites noted on the beaver marsh today, plus two other individuals farther off.
Near the pond and baseball field behind the Rood Center. Some geese do not migrate.
The Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) is a goose with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brownish-gray body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, it also occasionally migrates to northern Europe, and has been introduced to Britain, New Zealand, and other temperate regions.