Duck, duck . . . Canada Goose! I originally listed these as "duck" bookends however watching the skies of late has me thinking this vintage, hand-painted ceramic set is more akin to our migratory feathered friends from the North. SIDENOTE: There's breeding pair of Canada Goose that nest nearby every year and last year's brood was five goslings strong! They're awfully cute to watch grow from wee yellow fluff babies to lanky, wing-flapping juveniles. Best bit is that the nest is adjacent to our park's par 3 golf course with both golfers and goose getting along fine - all golfers I've ever seen when the family's around are charmingly respectful. Bookends are $59 with free shipping/handling in US, listed across my eBay, Etsy and Chairish shops.
Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
Roger Tory Peterson .
Try to avoid feeding birds bread, as it can lead to nutrition deficiencies.
🌱Food you can feed: corn, oats, seeds, rice, lettuce & peas
·Live 5-10 years in the wild
·Males don't quack(rasping sound)
·Able to migrate at 55mph
·Shed flying feathers every 2 years at end of breeding season & are flightless for 3-4 weeks
·Only the female cares for eggs & babies 🐥Canada Goose
·Live 10-24+ years in the wild
·Able to fly at 40mph - 70mph with a strong tailwind
·Can migrate up about 1,500 miles in 1 day with good weather
·Both male & female take care of eggs & babies
·The front position in the V is rotated & each bird flies a little bit higher than the one in front of them
You might be more familiar with seeing Branta canadensis flying through the skies during spring and fall in their characteristic V shape. The large canadian geese migrate from northern territories in Canada to southern locations in the United States every winter. These birds can be seen year round when they should be migrating though, just like how I saw these geese today at a local fishing pond. There’s a reason they stay there, because all year round at this fishing pond their are people. Canada geese families can make the decision to stay in a particular area depending on if there is a constant flow of resources available like water and food. Due to their bossy behavior and personality they often get treats and handouts from humans leading them to become territorial and becoming non-migratory flocks. These beautiful birds can live up to 20 years in the wild and when they find a cushy local watering hole they can live even longer in large family groups. Canada geese can be found in native non-migratory flocks throughout most of the middle of the US due to agricultural fields providing year long food sources as well like corn. #Branta#brantacanadensis#canada#canadian#canadageese#geese#goose#nature#aves#bird#fowl#waterfowl#naturelovers#wildlife#ornithology#meat#birds#migratory#native#pond