Why Canadian Geese Honking Mournfully? - Gardening and Hobby 16

Monday, December 28, 2020

Fig 01- Flock of Canadian geese in city garden


The number of Canadian geese is fluctuate from seasons to seasons, quite abundance at Fall and Winter compared to other seasons.


It is because there are two types of geese in the lakes of our city garden:

- permanent geese (local geese), stay forever in the garden.

- migratory geese, just for temporary visits.


The migratory geese came from Canada or Northern America about October, and they stay during winter season every year. Their number much more than local geese.


Our city garden actually locate in the urban areas that might attract the geese to come and stay a while.


Urban areas have several advantages such as:

- abundance of food

- less natural predators


What animals are natural predators of Canadian geese?


Fig 02- Three of Canadian geese


Plenty of natural predators of Canadian geese include their eggs, some of them are:

- coyotes

- raccoon

- skunks

- bobcats

- foxes

- eagles

- crows


Fig 03- Geese and white swan are swimming together


Now, the question: Why Canadian Geese Honking Mournfully?


Based on several observations that the geese are “very emotional” critter. Why they honking mournfully, it is because:

- they loss their mate

- their eggs are stolen.


Sadly, they could out from flocks, and lonely honking mournfully. They may have aggressive behavior.

17 comments:

  1. Oh, I do wonder where they end up when they fly over here.

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      Fig 01- Flock of Canadian geese in city garden

      The number of Canadian geese is fluctuate from seasons to seasons, quite abundance at Fall and Winter compared to other seasons.

      It is because there are two types of geese in the lakes of our city garden:
      - permanent geese (local geese), stay forever in the garden.
      - migratory geese, just for temporary visits.

      The migratory geese came from Canada or Northern America about October, and they stay during winter season every year. Their number much more than local geese.

      Our city garden actually locate in the urban areas that might attract the geese to come and stay a while.

      Urban areas have several advantages such as:
      - abundance of food
      - less natural predators

      What animals are natural predators of Canadian geese?

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  3. Your city garden has beautiful visitors.

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  4. We have a problem with too many Canadian geese in Toronto.

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      Fig 02- Three of Canadian geese

      Plenty of natural predators of Canadian geese include their eggs, some of them are:
      - coyotes
      - raccoon
      - skunks
      - bobcats
      - foxes
      - eagles
      - crows

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  5. We have so may geese that stay and fly over. We also get a lot of white geese in the fall when the farmers have cut down the hall and they are eating the remnants. Geese can also be very aggressive at times. We had a bunch by the pond where I worked and no one dared to go in their territory or they would chase and bite!!

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  6. I did not know that crows and eagles were their predators.

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      Fig 03- Geese and white swan are swimming together

      Now, the question: Why Canadian Geese Honking Mournfully?

      Based on several observations that the geese are “very emotional” critter. Why they honking mournfully, it is because:
      - they loss their mate
      - their eggs are stolen.

      Sadly, they could out from flocks, and lonely honking mournfully. They may have aggressive behavior.

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  7. I once saw a saw lose a young to a large turtle. The turtle pulled the cygnet underwater to drown it--the bird was probably 3/4 grown and the parents fought but couldn't get the turtle to release it. Then the birds gave the most pitiful cry. It was surreal, but the world is cruel. I'm sure a turtle would also eat a goose

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  8. Interesting post :)
    Have a great day :)

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  9. They look so beautiful but I didn't know nothing about them. Thank you for sharing these information. Happy New Year.

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      Why Canadian Geese Honking Mournfully? - Gardening and Hobby 16
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      Fig 01- Flock of Canadian geese in city garden

      The number of Canadian geese is fluctuate from seasons to seasons, quite abundance at Fall and Winter compared to other seasons.

      It is because there are two types of geese in the lakes of our city garden:
      - permanent geese (local geese), stay forever in the garden.
      - migratory geese, just for temporary visits.

      The migratory geese came from Canada or Northern America about October, and they stay during winter season every year. Their number much more than local geese.

      Our city garden actually locate in the urban areas that might attract the geese to come and stay a while.

      Urban areas have several advantages such as:
      - abundance of food
      - less natural predators

      What animals are natural predators of Canadian geese?

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  10. I try to avoid them. The ones here are quite aggressive.

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      Why Canadian Geese Honking Mournfully? - Gardening and Hobby 16
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      Fig 02- Three of Canadian geese

      Plenty of natural predators of Canadian geese include their eggs, some of them are:
      - coyotes
      - raccoon
      - skunks
      - bobcats
      - foxes
      - eagles
      - crows

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