Migrating Canada geese, in their iconic v-formations, can fly an astonishing 1,500 miles in just 24 hours. They can also waddle indefinitely around your local office park.
Where do Canada geese over winter?
They spend the winter feeding on eelgrass in estuaries and on crops in adjoining fields.
Where do geese sleep in winter?
Geese mostly have their roosts on shallow waters. They also often sleep on ice (Brotherston, 1964, Markgren, 1963, Mathiasson, 1963, Rutschke, 1962). In 1962-3, as well as in other years, geese often used their roosts when these were frozen over.
Do geese poop while flying?
Geese, famous for their copious defecation, are less likely to defecate when they are flying than when they are grazing and walking on the ground, and they tend to empty their cloacas upon takeoff, cutting down on the risk to bystanders, said Laura Erickson, science editor at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.