Canada goose

Canada goose nest 5sq

Eggs in Canada goose nest.

Canada geese lay between two and ten eggs (but normally four or five) of average size around 88 mm x 58 mm, and weight around 200 g. This example shows that the white eggs can become soiled by parents with dirty feet!  This nest was located at Rakau Hamama Lagoon near Hokio Beach in the Manawatu.

Photograph: Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf