Until the mid-1960’s we knew Canada geese only as spring and fall migrants. There were few winter records before this. Only one was ever seen on a Christmas Bird Count until the mid ’60’s. By 1976, 1909 were seen on that year’s Christmas Bird Count. (Birds of Ontario)
This morning, at the end of January, about 500 were resting on the Humber River.
So fair, so sweet, withal so sensitive,
Would that the little Flowers were born to live,
Conscious of half the pleasure which they give; – Wordsworth