Our Geese

We have also featured Geese here at Mulberry for a number of years - Brutus is 20 years old and can be rather bad tempered so we have moved him to another location. Unfortunately his mate was taken by a fox but we have both the goslings they produced who are now grown to adulthood.  

The Geese and the Swans tend to give each other a wide birth and we take care to feed them seperately as feathers can tend to fly at times!

Geese

INFORMATION

Geese are waterfowl of the family Anatidae. This group comprises the genera Anser (the grey geese), and Branta (the black geese). Some other birds, mostly related to the shelducks, have ‘goose’ as part of their names. More distantly related members of the family Anatidae are swans, most of which are larger than true geese, and ducks, which are smaller.

The term goose applies to the female in particular, while gander applies to the male in particular. Young birds before fledging are called goslings. The collective noun for a group of geese on the ground is a gaggle; when in flight, they are called a skein, a team, or a wedge; when flying close together, they are called a plump.