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27 June 2017

Birds of a Feather Pals



At first, I thought the goose is a decoy, a statue. Then it moved. Among Canada Geese, the goose stands out. What kind of goose is it? I think maybe a Domestic Graylag Goose.

Whatever it is, the goose is companion to a Canada Goose, following and touching. (see below)





 I didn't realize there are so many different types of geese. Check out the website Birds of North America for Geese.

6 comments:

  1. Ah how sweet...doesn't seem to be any discrimination here! Have a delightful day.

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    1. A delightful day to you, Debbie
      Most likely as a gosling, he or she became part of that Canada Goose flock.

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  2. Geese are the scourge of the grazing land here on the islands. They devastate it and render it full of their faeces (and a flock of geese produce a lot of faeces!).

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  3. Hi Graham,,
    Years ago during a huge flock landing, droppings hitting my car sound like rocks, and are a task to wash off. I think goose droppings have a natural glue agent.

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  4. You're right-it is a Graylag, or Toulouse goose. I had two-one named Sigfried, the other , Paris. So when we see those type of geese now, we always say, "There's some Siggy geese!" They are very sweet natured geese, and quite intelligent. People think birds are dumb-they are not. They are also very sensitive, and know when you need comforting. I have two Chinese geese right now-they are elderly (16). They know their names, they know what "no" means, "corn" , "want to go out?"
    (Of their pen to the bigger yard). They love me to death, and I do think they think I am a goose too. I probably am!

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    1. Hi Debra,
      Thank you! You have a sweet nature yourself.
      That goose was still for such a long time, at a distance it looks like a statue, same spot, same pose looking across the road while the others mill about. Beautiful bird, and so large compared to the Canada Geese. It's only when I zoom on him or her that I see it move. lol

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