What I found odd was that the Canada Geese seemed to have adopted the mis-matched newcomer as a leader of sorts. They followed it across the river to the near shore.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Follow the new guy.
Two or three families of Canada Goose have been living along this stretch of the Fraser River all summer. Yesterday I found they had been joined by a large white goose, probably a domestic Greylag, Anser anser. Feral wild-type (i.e., not white) Greylags, which are native to Eurasia, frequently associate with Canada Geese in North America.