Canada Goose Chick at Lambton Woods: May 3, 2022

Here is information about Canada Goose nesting from the Cornell Lab:

NESTING FACTS

Clutch Size:2-8 eggs
Number of Broods:1 brood
Egg Length:3.3 in (8.3 cm)
Egg Width:2.2 in (5.6 cm)
Incubation Period:25-28 days
Nestling Period:42-50 days
Egg Description:Creamy white.
Condition at Hatching:Hatchlings are covered with yellowish down and their eyes are open. They leave the nest when 1-2 days old, depending on weather, and can walk, swim, feed, and even dive. They have enough energy remaining in their yolk sac to survive 2 days before feeding.

Both morning and afternoon groups saw adults looking after a lone chick (gosling).

Canada Goose chick
Canada Goose and chick
Canada Goose chick
Canada Goose chick
Canada Goose and chick

Other birds:

Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Killdeer
Northern Cardinal (male)
Killdeer
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Mallard (female)
Red-bellied Woodpecker (male)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Song Sparrow
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker (male)
Red-winged Blackbird (female)
Rough-winged Swallows
American Robin
Common Merganser (male)
Killdeer
Wood Duck (male)
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Mallards (male)
Canada Goose
Canada Goose foot
Double-crested Cormorant
Wood Duck (male)
Baltimore Oriole (male)
Canada Geese parents
Mallard (female)
Double-crested Cormorant

Today’s groups:
10 am:

1 pm:

NATURE POETRY

The sun is hot on my neck as I observe
The spikes of the crocus.
The smell of the earth is good.
It is apparent that there is no death.         – Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Canada Goose Chick at Lambton Woods: May 3, 2022

  1. Sophie

    Great pictures of the Red-Bellied Woodpecker. Baltimore Oriole….the colours are my favourite; brilliant orange body with the black head.

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