Gaggle of Canada Goose goslings?

EarthSky Facebook friend Ryong Lee captured this adorable picture this week in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


View full sizeImage posted this week to EarthSky Facebook by our friend Ryong Lee.

An adult Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) has a brownish-gray body, a black head and neck and white patches on the face. It’s a North American bird – native to Arctic and other high latitude regions – it’s occasionally found in northern Europe. This photo depicts two newly born Canada geese, spotted in Vancouver by our friend Ryong Lee.

Did you know…

A male goose is called a gander.

A female goose is (sometimes) called a dame.

A young goose is called a gosling.

A group of geese together on the ground is called a gaggle. How many geese does it take to make a gaggle? We haven’t found an authoritative answer on that; answers vary from at least 2 to at least 7.

A group of geese together in V-formation flight is called a skein.

Therefore, assuming you consider 2 geese a gaggle, today’s featured image depicts a gaggle of Canada Goose goslings. Say that 5 times fast!

David Callejas