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Baby was fine 2 hours ago, and is doing this suddenly; urgent please!

10 Comments
2024/05/25
02:40 UTC

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Goose behavior question

I was walking my cat at a nearby park when I noticed a goose couple by the lakeside. My kitty was on my shoulders and not really noticing them, but as a lover of large and silly birds I looked over at them. One of them (I presume the male) locked eyes with me and flicked his had up while not moving. I don't know why, but I did the same gesture back. To which he repeated to me again, still watching. After the second time I flicked my head up at him, he started walking towards me. No feathers ruffled, no wings flavored, he wasn't even quick. Just a normal walk towards me while flicking his head upwards at me. We kept doing this back and forth as I kept walking, not really letting him have a chance to get close, but he continued this for a bit until a dog barked at them and he skidaddled.

Was he being aggressive and trying to fight me? Did he want me to say hi/give food? Was my cat making him come near? I to this day am unsure of the goose's motives

2 Comments
2024/05/25
01:01 UTC

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Wingy and his wifey lost their baby

I saw Wingy and his wife Dilly, they had a gosling but unfortunately it went missing, I was pretty sad to see that their baby was gone. I believe that it must’ve gotten eaten by a pike or a snapping turtle, may their baby rest in peace, nature can be rather cruel 🙏🏻

1 Comment
2024/05/25
00:57 UTC

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Flyover fun

OR Coast (Excuse my dogs chiming in)

3 Comments
2024/05/25
00:15 UTC

36

Love them!

0 Comments
2024/05/24
20:03 UTC

166

Got a better photo of the swimming lesson :)

7 Comments
2024/05/24
17:59 UTC

21

More baby geese swimming lesson footage

2 Comments
2024/05/24
17:58 UTC

53

Baby geese climbing out of the canal onto the pavement

2 Comments
2024/05/24
17:49 UTC

9

Goose says “Honk!”

0 Comments
2024/05/24
17:48 UTC

27

witnessed pigeons feeding goslings at the park

0 Comments
2024/05/24
16:05 UTC

106

I love taking my son to work

My fav fam

4 Comments
2024/05/24
13:04 UTC

127

My husband's goose tattoo!

My husband and I love geese so much that he got a tattoo of one 💕🪿

15 Comments
2024/05/24
04:03 UTC

39

Goose nuzzle compilation 2

Decided to make another goose nuzzle comp. I had no exact idea what this odd yet amusing behavior meant until I MasquedCurio explained to me that it’s an appeasement signal from geese that are familiar enough with you to get food, or protection, they also do this “neck striking” to other geese sometimes to move them away for resources or to see if they’ll submit to them, it all makes sense now, I find it so funny and adorable when they do this though.

2 Comments
2024/05/24
02:12 UTC

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When you've gained their trust

17 Comments
2024/05/23
23:24 UTC

30

how can i befriend the geese?

i walk along a canal semi-regularly and i’m interested in befriending the geese there.

i’ve given them a few of my chips before when they were crowding and honking at me, but i figure this isn’t healthy or good for them.

what can i do or bring them to become friendly with them? i know this may not be an ideal time because of mating season etc so i make sure to keep as much of a distance as i can from the geese if they’re sat on the path.

thank you in advance!

10 Comments
2024/05/23
21:00 UTC

120

their little waddles are so cute

3 Comments
2024/05/23
19:43 UTC

59

I love this group

Hi friends, I needed to connect with people who love geese as I do and I am grateful for everyone on this subreddit. I have been in different bird groups, on Reddit and elsewhere, and I was so sad when I realized that for some reason, my favorite bird, the Canada goose, somehow is excluded even amongst people who call themselves bird enthusiasts. I had been so naïve and thought everybody who likes birds likes geese too. Anyway, I do deal with depression and visiting my goose friends at the pond helps me with that. And connecting with you all in this sub and seeing your joyful photos helps with me that too! 🥹 So, thank you. I am glad to meet you. Here’s a photo of the baby geese under Mama’s wing when it was drizzling rain recently. I just took the picture with my phone from far away because I didn’t want to bother them but if you zoom in you can see them cuddled up under there. 🥰

7 Comments
2024/05/23
15:00 UTC

393

Theodore the 22 year old goose and babies have lost their partner/mother

Arrived at the park today and a young egyptian goose has a fishing hook and wire in its leg, there is a very lethargic injured goose in the water and Mabel, Theodore’s partner and one of the babies is gone. Theodore is now a single father to 5 babies. Apparently the young peoples acts have started to get crueler in south east england, with birds being put in bins whilst still alive and birds being used as footballs, it honestly sickens me. The government need to step up and do something to stop these wildlife crimes.

30 Comments
2024/05/23
11:05 UTC

52

My Canada Goose friend of three years enjoying her breakfast.

This is Galaxy, her partner Guardian is doing what he does best.. keeping guard

0 Comments
2024/05/23
09:13 UTC

112

Goose Safety sign posted at my local library

6 Comments
2024/05/23
04:47 UTC

30

Canada Geese eating dandelion puffballs

Observed Canada geese systematically eating their way through a bunch of dandelions, taking only the puff balls. I’m wondering if it was for nesting purposes?

5 Comments
2024/05/22
20:10 UTC

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Was walking from school out to work when I saw this kind fella.

1 Comment
2024/05/22
16:59 UTC

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