Quinte, On. real estate agent: Silly Geese in Trenton

Silly Geese in Trenton

It's almost the middle of November and these silly geese have decided not to go south this year.

I have noticed that more and more geese decide to stick around for the winter each passing year.

This may come as a relief to many people south of the border who feel that Canada Geese are a huge nuisance. I can sympathize. They are a noisy crew, they can get a little belligerent and they leave their droppings all over the place. On the positive side though, they are strangely graceful animals and I admit to having a soft spot for them.

Perhaps this is a sign of global warming or perhaps it's easier for them to find food up here than it used to be in the winter. I really didn't notice as many geese flying south this year as I usually do. Hopefully they know something that we don't and that we could be in for a relatively mild winter. One can always hope.

Comment balloon 5 commentsMalcolm Johnston • November 13 2011 01:19PM


Malcolm - I think they heard about that great fish & chips restaurant in Trenton and decided to stay...  Our Canada Geese like to hang out in Stanley Park, and every so often will cross the very busy Georgia Street to get to the other side, literally stopping traffic - talk about attitude!

Posted by Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C (EXIT STAGE RIGHT) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, I can do with less Sea Gulls, Canada Geese, and Cormorants... all of these tend to breed uncontrollably

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

I always feel a little sad when I hear the geese honking as they fly south over my home in West Chester.  But in the spring, they make me happy when I hear their return.  They are beautiful to look at from afar.  

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 8 years ago

I can't be sure of what they eat, but I agree that there's far more opportunity.

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Malcolm - we have not had any over winter here yet but we have geese that stop over on their way north and south along with many other birds but on occasion the geese hang around and have their young here.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 8 years ago