Canada geese invade Lake Riverside Estates

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Canada geese keep a watchful eye for danger as they graze in fields in Lake Riverside Estates. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Squadrons of Canada geese have invaded the quiet Aguanga community of Lake Riverside Estates. Hundreds of the birds have descended upon the grassy meadows to feed on newly sprouting grasses in preparation for the mating and egg laying season just around the corner. The Canada goose, Branta canadensis, is a large wild goose species native to arctic and temperate regions of North America. These birds are primarily herbivorous and found on or close to fresh water. Lake Riverside Estates’ small body of water and rolling fields are the perfect place for them to call home. Canada geese are extremely successful at living close to people and are not bothered by most human activities; however, they can be considered a pest
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