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Old 15-04-17, 02:04 PM
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Default Diving Canada Goose!

I witnessed on Thursday on the lake at a local Arboretum a Canada Goose being chased by a pair of Geese, one being a Canada the other a Greylag/Canada hybrid. It dived under the water and emerged several metres away from where it had dived. I had never seen a Canada Goose dive like a Cormorant and to be honest I would have thought they were too big and clumsy. of course I know Goslings and Ducklings will dive for safety but not adult Canada Geese.

Has anyone ever witnessed this action?
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I must admit that in many years birding I've not seen diving Canada Geese but I used to see some farmyard Greylags doing a good impression of a diving Cormorant in a deep part of the river. They usually came up with a beak full of weed,a bit like Coots do.
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Old 17-04-17, 06:13 AM
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Canada geese can dive underwater, as shown in this you tube.Canadian Geese diving under water - YouTube

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPToyXCLc6w
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I must admit that in many years birding I've not seen diving Canada Geese but I used to see some farmyard Greylags doing a good impression of a diving Cormorant in a deep part of the river. They usually came up with a beak full of weed,a bit like Coots do.
Interesting comments, thanks Pete.


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Canada geese can dive underwater, as shown in this you tube.Canadian Geese diving under water - YouTube

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPToyXCLc6w
Thank you Hawkeye.
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