Friday, March 04, 2016

Tracking Canada Geese

Canada Geese - Branta canadensis 

The Elbow River is a winter home to these hardy birds.

Below are goose tracks in the snow by the side of the Elbow River. 
Geese are prolific poopers. The photo below shows a small collection of the typical cylindrical poops.
The geese frequent the side of the river but often prefer to congregate on small islands (gravel bars), which offer better security.
Sibley  DA. The Sibley Guide to Birds. Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 2000. 

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