Canada Geese are not necessarily Canadian. In fact, they quite often eat my grass, poop in my yard, and hiss at me when I come home from work–hardly the way Canadians act. Still, I like them. They raise their young in the man made ponds in my neighborhood. Lately I have been seeing them gathering in the ponds, apparently getting ready to fly north, though some don’t migrate anymore. They also raise their young around here. I often see the mostly gray lanky teenagers walking around with their families.
There are many subspecies of Canada Goose. One type was on the brink of extinction in the 1950s, but they have made a comeback, to the point where they are considered a nuisance.
When they do make their migratory flights, did you ever notice the V formation they make in flight? Did you ever wonder why one side of the V always seems to be shorter than the other? I know why. It’s because there’s fewer geese on the shorter side, silly!