These Canada Geese parents make herding a gaggle of goslings look pretty easy!
The chicks really blend into the grass so I had to wait until they took to the water to get a good pic. This couple has 7! I combined the rest of the pix into a YouTube slideshow below. One or both the parents swam with their head down. It looked like they were protecting the chicks from the other geese but I’m not sure. I read that several couples gather together after the chicks hatch. This is called a creche. I wonder if geese in one creche protect the chicks from geese in another creche?
Happy Mother’s Day!