As cute as these seven Canadian Geese goslings appear while feeding and swimming on Lake Erie in Leamington, Ontario, the protective parents are not far away which could mean danger for anyone getting to close. Until these fluffy goslings grow enough to be able to fly by themselves after the spring migration, the parents will closely guard over them.
After reaching about 9 or 10 weeks of age, these goslings will lose their soft coat of down and slowly change into their adult plumage. The Canadian Geese grow to be about 30-43 inches long when fully mature and tend to the fears of life on their own soon after they take flight in spring. The goslings were hatched near the shores of Lake Erie and are taken to the water shortly after where they drink, walk, swim and feed.... continue below the picture...
The Marsh Boardwalk in Point Pelee National Park in Leamington, Ontario is a spectacular place to watch various species of birds. Spring is one of the best times of year as hundreds of migrating birds sing across the area as goslings, chicks and other baby birds are born.
Canadian Geese, Branta canadensis, goslings at the Marsh Boardwalk in Point Pelee National Park, Leamington, Ontario, Canada.