It’s Molting Time

Canada geese go through a molting process this time of year, during which time they are “land-bound” and unable to fly.

“Each summer, in late June and early July, geese go through a molting process during which they lose their flight feathers and are in the process of growing new ones,” says WRD State Waterfowl Biologist Greg Balkcom. “We find that it is typically this time of year, when the geese are ‘land-bound’ that the most complaints about goose feces and feathers are reported.” - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division. (2018 June). Help for Landowners: Don’t Get Frustrated With Flightless Geese (click here for article).

June 14, 2018 - Canada goose and goslings in Bent Tree

June 14, 2018 – Canada goose and goslings in Bent Tree