Photographer's Note

The Canada goose has a long black neck and head with a white band on its cheeks and running under its chin. It has a black bill, black feet, and a light tan body with lighter brown or white under its tail. Males and females look alike although females are usually a little smaller.
The Canada goose breeds and winters in most of Canada and the United States.
The Canada goose can be found in a wide variety of habitats including lakes, bays, rivers, and marshes. It often feeds in open fields and grasslands.
On land, Canada geese eat a wide variety of grasses including salt grass and Bermuda grass. They use their bills to yank the grass out of the ground. They also eat corn, rice, and wheat. In the water, Canada geese stick their heads and upper bodies under the water, stretch their necks out and use their bills to scoop up food from the mud and silt. They also will eat aquatic plants.
Canada geese migrate in large V-shaped formations. They honk loudly while they are flying. They migrate at a slow pace. Male Canada geese can be very aggressive they will often attack predators with their wings and bill.

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