On my way home from somewhere, I spotted the corn field and all the Canadian Geese.
Now I know they don't have the best reputations personality-wise, but I think they are one of the most beautiful birds ever. (What I didn't know was the difference between migratory and non-migratory! Read it below.)
At first, when I got out of the car, they all stood up and began to retreat.
Do you see how some of the geese have moved to the back and how a few came forward? It was as if the "front line" was falling into formation while others remained safely behind the lines.
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
It's All About The Birds
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(taken from Canadian Geese_Living With Wildlife)
Living with Wildlife
Two groups of Canada geese populate Washington—migrating geese and nonmigrating (often called resident) geese. For a goose to migrate, it must be taught the flight path by its parents. Therefore, all following generations of nonmigratory Canada geese will also be nonmigratory, or resident geese, which will stay year-round in the vicinity where they were born.