Mother Goose, Father Goose and their 3 goslings. By golly – that’s a gaggle! When there are at least 5 geese in a group – we can officially call it a gaggle. Chris chuckled as he snapped this photo of the Webbed Walkabout in Hawrelak Park: “Although they are waterfowl, they spend as much time on land as they do in the water”.
DID YOU KNOW? The goslings above are not yet nine weeks old. We know this because they still have their fuzzy grey down. Usually at ten weeks they have grown their flight feathers and look like little carbon copies of mom and dad. And as we can see above – the family unit is a tight-knit group. They stay together until after the first spring migration, when they will return to their birthplace. And since we know that a flock of geese on the ground is called a gaggle – a flock in the air is called a skein.
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