Goose/Geese Facts:Made for Water: As part of the waterfowl or wildfowl group, geese are made for the water. Except for the Cape Barren goose, which has adapted to be more of a landlubber, most geese have webbed feet, a streamlined body and thick plumage, which makes them extremely buoyant.
Goose Lifestyle: Geese are medium to large birds and migrate long distances from overwintering sites to breeding grounds. All geese eat a vegetarian diet, feeding on grasses, seeds and grains.
Mates for Life: Geese usually mate for life, though a small number will separate and find another mate. A smaller number of eggs are laid each season and both parents protect the nest and young, which usually results in a higher survival rate for the young geese.
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Blackbirds at Dusk, Asheville, North Carolina
TRUST ME VIEW IT LARGE ITS WAY WAY BETTER. I was having a cup of tea on the porch of the famous estate in Ashville when another miracle of nature stunned me. The birds came and went in just a few minutes but I was quick enough to get a few shots off with my camera before they came and went. Their flock behavior is a means of both self protection and self serving to help gather insect life. This North Carolina incident reminded me a bit of Van Gogh's crows at the moment it happened. Taken in the fall of the year.
Of course, behaviorism works. So does torture. Give me a no-nonsense, down-to-earth behaviorist, a few drugs, and simple electrical appliances, and in six months I will have him reciting the Athanasian Creed in public.