Geese – Cute, Messy and Noisy Birds
A few years ago, geese were hunted until they were almost all gone. Today, the geese have returned. In some places, there are so many that some people don’t like them. Geese will chase and nip people and they make messes on the grass in parks and on golf courses.
Even if you think geese are messy and noisy, you have to admit, their babies are pretty cute. Mother geese build nests near lakes and rivers. The nests are flat, wide and made from grass, twigs, mud and feathers. The babies are fluffy, yellow and adorable! Baby geese can walk and swim a day or two after they’re born.
Fun Facts about Geese for kids
- Some geese migrate every year. Others stay in the same place year round.
- Geese eat seeds, nuts, grass, plants and berries. They love blueberries.
- Geese can live almost anywhere. They like fields, parks and grassy areas near water.
- Geese fly in a “V” formation. If one goose is injured, other geese will stay with it until it dies or can rejoin the flock.
- Geese are sometimes raised like chickens for their meat or eggs.
- Male geese protect the nest while the female geese sit on the eggs.
- Nip: bite
- Fluffy: soft, wispy
- Migrate: move
- Formation: shape, pattern
Learn More All About Geese
Understand why geese fly together in this video:
A video explaining why gees fly in groups.
Question: Do geese honk?
Answer: Geese make a loud honking noise, especially when angered.
Question: Are geese endangered?
Answer: No. In some places, they’re considered pests.
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