Steve’s Bird Of The Day #50.

Hello once again everyone! Today’s bird is a very familiar one here in N. America, the “Canada goose”. The plural is Canada geese, not Canadian geese as many people like to say. I did too when I first started getting an interest in birds. These birds can live up to 24 years and mate for life, which means until death, when they will then take a new mate. There are a recognized 11 races of Canada geese from the smallest called the “cackling Canada goose” which weighs about 2.5 lbs (1.1kg), to the Giant Canada goose which weighs 18lbs (8kg). They fly in their well known V formation during migration which helps them conserve energy and also to make it easier to pass info to the entire flock very quickly. They can travel up to 1,000 km (620 miles) in one day. They generally fly at 1 km high (3200 ft) but have been recorded flying at 9 km (29,000 ft). Although a water bird they will spend more time on land than in the water, feeding on grasses, broad-leaved weeds and various plants and berries. More on these birds tomorrow. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

24 Comments on “Steve’s Bird Of The Day #50.

  1. You captured a true pic of the Canada goose…living up to 24 years is a long life span ! Sleep well ! ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜บ

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  2. When I was little we were at the zoo with family … they had these Canadian Geese walking around.

    One of my cousins teased one and omg did it go after her lol ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I think it nipped her ??

    I was little .. they are beautiful… I just remember to stay away lol โœŒ๏ธ

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    • Yes, they really can be a problem at times, especially at airports, golf courses (who cares), parks and beaches. Here they are not really a problem, there’s not that many of them. Yes, they can be aggressive, but ours seem to be quite friendly.

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