We’ve recently seen advance teams of migrating Canada Geese stop by in Patten Bay on their way to their namesake.
There actually are some Canada Geese that stay all year in Maine, but they tend to propagate non-migratory residents that don’t have the instinct or skill for long, high-altitude travel. We don’t seem to have any of those year-round Canadas in this area, perhaps because most of our still water is solid during parts of the winter.
This year, we haven’t yet been able to get close enough to shoot any of the courageous when they come in for a lay-over in opening water. But we’ve be lucky enough to do so in prior years, which is where these images came from.