Canada Geese visit the little farm pond on an almost daily basis. They fly between the nearby private community lake and the pond. There are about eight other farm ponds within a mile of my home so there are many places for the geese to visit. No doubt also, there are likely several flocks of these lovely geese. The Canada Geese are year-around residents here in Cumberland County, Tennessee. We are blessed with many lakes, ponds, and a number of small streams here in the county.
Canada Geese eat grass, bulbs, seeds, and plants. They love to browse the shoreline of the pond here for tender new shoots of cattail reeds, rushes, and of course, grass. They also dip down into the shallow water for tasty aquatic plants. Recently, my husband has told me that he saw several of the Canada Geese way up away from the pond and in the area where we plan to have a vegetable garden. It looks like a fence will be needed to keep the critters out of the garden. I took these pictures in recent days in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!