During the second year of their lives, Canada geese find a mate. The female lays from two to nine eggs with an average of five, and both parents protect the nest while the eggs incubate. The incubation period, in which the female incubates while the male remains nearby, lasts for 24–32 days after laying.
I have been seeing goslings frequently this week and saw these two at L’Amoreaux Park in Scarborough.
Some other photos I have taken of goslings:
L’Amoreaux Park has forest, field, brook and pond.
The day that I visited was very unseasonal for May. 0 degrees, very windy and occasional snow pellets falling. This kept my bird count low:
When April blows his horn,
It’s good for hay and corn. – Proverb
Another very special place. Such beautiful flowers! And the goslings! If you find any ducklings, any –signets? Is that what swan babies are called? Well–“swan babies”, anyway–but I’m sure you’re on the lookout. Once again, thank you so very much, Miles, of giving us the opportunity to see all the lovely things I wish I could see in person but cannot. It’s the next best thing!