Sunday, August 23, 2015

Canadian Geese Flying South For The Winter Above Houston British Columbia (Photo/Video)

Above Photo: The annual migration of Canadian Geese flying over Houston, B.C.

It appears the annual migration of Canadian Geese is well underway. I filmed this bunch of Geese on August 23, 2015 and they have been flying overhead for at least two weeks in large numbers.

The Canada Goose  is a large wild goose species with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brown body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, its migration occasionally reaches northern Europe. 

It has been introduced to Britain, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, and the Falkland Islands. Like most geese, the Canada goose is primarily herbivorous and normally migratory; it tends to be found on or close to fresh water.

Extremely successful at living in human-altered areas, Canada geese have proven able to establish breeding colonies in urban and cultivated areas, which provide food and few natural predators, and are well known as a common park species. 

Their success has led to them sometimes being considered a pest species because of their depredation of crops and issues with their noise, droppings, aggressive territorial behavior, and habit of begging for food, especially in their introduced range. 

Source Information, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

A short video clip of Canadian Geese heading south for the winter.

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