Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday's Wisdom is from Geese

The three pictures atop this entry as well as the three that are directly below...

.... are ones I took of a Canadian goose who I happened upon while walking in Central Park a few weeks ago. I was intrigued by how he/she seemed to be engaging with his/her reflection in The Pond and had hoped to find out (via Internet research) if Canadian geese recognize their own reflection.

Most birds do not recognize their own reflection which is something I've discussed in relation to the Northern cardinal and the "famous" Mandarin duck. Neither of those birds recognize their reflection and the same seems to be true for Canadian geese.

However, in my research to learn if Canadian geese see their reflection, I did come across an interesting You Tube video (which I've posted below) re their behavior and it is perfect to offer as Wednesday's Wisdom!

Btw, Canadian geese are featured in volume two of my book series, Words In Our Beak.

Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC):

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:

Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Now available on Amazon @ and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN, which once again is 978099637853.

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