Canadian Geese and Goslings at the Lake

Luckily I took my camera to the bus stop this morning because two families of Canadian Geese had just decided to cross from one side of the lake to the other.

Early morning geese swimming in Gregg Lake
Early morning geese

Once the bus left, I managed to get a few shots. My camera isn’t too good (or maybe it’s just me!) at getting the zoom shots, but you can see how cute the babies are..and big! They were tiny just a few days ago.

Family of geese swim under the bridge
Swimming in a line

One family, mom, dad and four babies, decided to swim under the bridge to get to the other side.

Family of eight geese cross the road
Family of 8 crosses the road

And the other, larger family, decided to walk across the road. This is a rural area which makes it a safe place for geese to raise their babies. I love seeing them although some people think geese are a nuisance.

Two groups of geese in the shallow water near Gregg lake in New Hampshire
Both Families Having Breakfast

Do you know why geese fly in a V formation? Check out the answer here.
My question is this; When they swim in a line, who leads? The dad or the mom? Or do they take turns?

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