Mutual Head Dipping - Canada Geese Courting Behavior
Susan Rissi Tregoning
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The initial courting behavior involves mutual neck dipping between the two geese. After they swam out into an open area of the pond and turned to face each other, they begin dipping their heads into the water, mostly taking turns so the other could watch.
The head dipping had been going on for some time before I realized what they were doing was part of a courting ritual.
Photographed at Heron Haven Wetland in Omaha, Nebraska.
Copyright 2021 Susan Rissi Tregoning
April 28th, 2021
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