Linden House News

Canada Geese in flight

Canada Geese (002)

This morning the weather although cold was bright, so wearing warm coats, hats and gloves we boarded the minibus for a trip to Keyhaven. On route we travelled along tree lined roads with views of open fields. Continuing along a narrow lane with open fields on one side and marsh land and sea on the other side, we were delighted to see a large flock of Canada Geese resting. On researching we found that Canada Geese are native to the Arctic and temperate regions. They are not native to the UK but were introduced appropriately 300 years ago. Unfortunately, they spread across the UK after the 2nd World War becoming pests in some areas because they congregate in large numbers and can cause damage. Whilst we had morning coffee the geese took flight enabling us to have front row seats to witness this spectacular sight.