Greater White-fronted Goose Nest
Anser albifrons

f11 @ 1/320s, ISO:250, Nikon D300 w 17-55mm @ 55mm


"Greater White-fronted Goose," Audubon Field Guide. 3-6 eggs, sometimes 1-8. Dull white, becoming nest-stained. Incubation is by female only, 22-27 days. Young: Can walk and swim well shortly after hatching. Both parents tend young, leading them to feeding areas; young feed themselves. Age at first flight 38-45 days. Young remain with parents for first year of life and often are loosely associated with them for several years.
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, Canada
 
06/29/2011