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But…It’s a Canada Goose?

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For most American birders, the fun and pride behind a CBC (Christmas Bird Count) is without a doubt one of the highlights of the year, this is even more so if you get manage to be the lucky birder that finds that one rare bird that a report needs to be written for, but would you be as excited if that golden bird turned out to be a Canada Goose ?

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Springtime in Canada Geese Country

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Normally, I don’t look forward to seeing the Canada Geese on the lake near my Florida home. The post Springtime in Canada Geese Country appeared first on 10,000 Birds. There are too many for the size of the water body, and they don’t migrate. Did I mention they’re loud and a bit aggressive?

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“Oh, Bittersweet Canada” – Distillerie Mariana: Avril Amaretto Québécois

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“Oh, sweet Canada, Canada, Canada” is perhaps the best-best known of birdsong mnemonics in North America, familiar to birders as an aid to remembering the voice of the White-throated Sparrow ( Zonotrichia albicollis ). Canada is a pretty sweet place – and not just because of all that maple syrup its vast forests produce.

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Oh Sweet Canada! Canucks Vote on Best Bird

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Five candidates made the final cut: Common Loon , Snowy Owl , Gray Jay , Black-capped Chickadee , and of course, Canada Goose , like the specimen above photographed by Daniel D’Auria and posted on Wikimedia Commons.

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The Amusing Case of the Gulf Breeze Zoo Canada Geese

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The Canada Goose sits on its nest of pine cones. With so much to look at, you wouldn’t think my eyes would be drawn to a pine cone nest on the ground, complete with a Canada Goose parent shielding her delicate eggs from the nearby antelope species. The Canada Geese (on the right side) show no fear. Where were the babies?

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The Sandhill Cranes vs. Canada Geese

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On the other hand, the Canada Geese have both safety in numbers and famously aggressive personalities. Only two cranes stood to take on the dozen or so Canada Geese, and from my vantage point it looked like the latter had the upper hand, hissing and wagging their tails if the larger birds got close.

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American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine – June 26, 2023

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The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) welcomed 52 new diplomates following the board certification examination it held June 26 at Prometric test sites in the United States, Canada, and Singapore.

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