Mr. & Mrs G stay pretty much down at the pond just walking around eating bugs and grass. Then Mrs G gets on the island in the middle of the pond and makes a nest you can barely see her even when you know she is there. Mr G stays in the pond or on it's banks guarding her. When the weather is really nice she will get off the nest and come eat with him. And there must be some sort of Geese Rule about nesting, because they will drive off any other geese that land in the pond although they don't bother the other birds wood ducks (maybe Mommy will get a picture one day they are good at hiding and very fast), egrets, cranes and assorted other water birds. They never bother us even when Mommy walks the dogs down by the pond. They just get in the pond. We have to say we don't bother them either. Fenris & Tuiren don't even bark at them.
Sometime around Easter the goslings will hatch. They walk around eating grass and looking cute until the goslings get big enough and then they all go off somewhere and we don't see them again until next year. We don't have a problem with goose poop as they stay mostly in the back. We enjoy having them as guest but we are very glad they attended Manners Class after reading about some of the geese you know.
We hopes you have enjoyed learning about the Goose Family. ~ATCAD