Sony HC9 HDV camcorder. This pair of geese are old friends, as I've come by their part of the river every Spring for many years. They trust me and I can come very close, even when they have goslings. When these young ones grow up, they will remember and trust me, also.

You may notice that half the goslings are larger, which is because they are about one week older. One half was kidnapped from another pair, which is a common thing among geese. Sometimes, a dominant pair will have as many as 30, that they've gathered from several other families. In contrast to this practice, these geese will often cooperatively join with other families to form a creche, so they can raise them together for social advantages and safety.

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