We went to the park for a bicycle ride along the trails that are there. We get down by the water and we hear loud honking. Not cars but hundreds of geese. When we rounded a bend we were very close to a bunch of them. We startled them and they got up and ran and then slowly made it into the air. It is more like a 747 taking off than a Piper Cub. Starling them is not good as males can get quite aggressive. The park authority had called Canada geese control in NJ to see if there could be anything safe done to get the birds to move to a less populated or used area of the park.
I think the issue is that this portion of the trail has a large grassy area that has trees too and is very close to the water. It is a perfect place for a large flock of Canada geese to land and get water and food and roost. (more…)