Canada Geese Goslings at L’Amoreaux Park, May 2020

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.

Canada Goose family
Canada Goose family

Some other photos I have taken of goslings:

Canada Geese and chicks
Canada Geese and chicks

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:

Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Crow being chased by 2 Red-winged Blackbirds
European Starling
Common Grackle
Mallard (male)
Red-tailed Hawk
Double-crested Cormorants
Double-crested Cormorants
Song Sparrow
American Goldfinch (male)

Some botany:

Blue Cohosh (Caulophllum thalictroides)
Silver Maple (Acer sachharinum)
Red Ash flowers (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Virginia Waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum)
Red Trillium (Trillium erectum)
White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
White Trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Spring-beauty (Claytonia virginica)
White Spruce (Picea glauca)
Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
May-apple (Podophyllum peltatum)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Trout-lily (Erythronium americanum)
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Hedge Mustard (Sisymbrium officinale)
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Penny Cress (Thlaspi arvense)
Violet (Viola)


When April blows his horn,
It’s good for hay and corn.       – Proverb

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Canada Geese Goslings at L’Amoreaux Park, May 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    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!


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