The baby geese are hatching and mom and dad are very protective of their babies. Baby geese can start swimming within 24 hours of hatching and are able to dive 30-40 feet underwater by the time they are 1 day old.
The most common predators of geese are coyotes, foxes, raccoons, crows, wolves, owls, bears and eagles. It’s safe to say that biggest predators for the geese on our river are the raptors.
The goslings will learn to fly between 2-3 months of age and will stay with their parents for the first year of their lives.