Avian puffballs

2009-05-18

in Daily updates, Ottawa

Ottawans should consider going for a stroll or bike ride along the southern side of the Ottawa River in the next few days. It is populated with large numbers of adorable, fuzzy, yellow goslings.

I saw them in four or five clusters, between LeBreton Flats and Andrew Haydon Park. I will need to go back with a better camera.

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R.K. May 18, 2009 at 8:41 pm

What cute Branta canadensis!

clutch size | (4 to 6)
incubation time | (24 to 28) days

Milan May 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm

The word gosling was first used in 1275 (734 years ago)!

oleh May 19, 2009 at 12:32 am

Today I saw a sight I had not seen before. Canada geese goslings were hidden underneath the tail feathers of their mother when she was seated. From time to time or or two would pop up between the tail feathers I had not realized that the mother’s (or perhaps father’s) tail feathers serve this purpose.

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