Normally Canada Geese lay 6 to 8 eggs, so imagine my surprise when I saw this lot on a recent walk at Granville Island. I counted 22 goslings which would be a incredible number for one family, but they were different sizes. Hence the whimsical title of my post.
I wasn't the only one amazed by this sight as a young father showed the little geese to his little ones.
The gardener had gone to lunch so it was a good time to investigate the good things to eat in his area.
The adult geese were chasing off the other geese in a very parental fashion but if this were truly one family it would surely be a record! Look how small the one on the left is compared with his "siblings".
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