What turned out to be a couple of geese roaming around our parking lot, have become a party of seven.
This now budding family have taken up residence in a nearby pond and have provided many cute moments and photo ops for the team.
Here's a summary from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission:
During most of the year, Canada geese remain together in large flocks. Like some other bird species, they are monogamous, meaning that they mate for life, and pairs remain together throughout the year. However, if a mate dies, they will seek another goose to mate with.
The mating season occurs in the Spring. During this time mated pairs will leave the larger flock and create territories of their own. They will defend their territories from other geese, wildlife, people and pets.
Canada geese nest on the ground. Their large, cup-shaped nests are made with grasses and other plant material, with an inner lining of down and feathers. They typically have 2 to 8 eggs per nest, with eggs hatching at about 30 days. Young geese (called goslings) may remain with their parents for their entire first year.
If they feel threatened, Canada geese may aggressively protect their nests and young. You should not approach Canada geese or feed them.
Check back often to see how things are with our new neighbors.
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