Thursday, October 22, 2015
Kennedy Park, Napa, California, USA
Member of the Ducks, Geese, and Swans Family
§A Gaggle of Geese§
~true bird fact~ This bird is a domestic form of the Swan Goose, a bird that is actually not native to Africa, but rather Russia, China, and Kazakhstan. In his native countries, he is listed as vulnerable due to habitat loss and excessive hunting. Every year around 60,000 birds come to breed around the lower Yangtze River area, which may be nearly the entire wild population.
As this is a domestic bird, we get to return to one of my personal favorite features,
Bird Reviews (brought to you by backyardchickens.com- maybe they'll pay me some day if I keep mentioning them)
Rated #10 in Geese, with a 67% positive rating.
"She follows me around, jumps in my lap, gives me goose kisses"
"They are very intimidating to predators. They scared away a raccoon"
"hates everyone that isn't me"
"I always wanted an attack goose now I have one!"
"I must say when I first saw these geese in person I instantly fell in love with them"
"they bite everyone and everything"
"don't take too kindly to visitors"