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Flying East

A flock of Canada geese head East in Norwalk Harbor. Photo by Allen Clark /

Vol. II, No. 63

These Canada geese (that’s right, it’s Canada geese, not Canadian geese) are headed East, which suggests one of two things: Either Norwalk is just a rest stop for them on their migration to a warmer climate, or they live here year round.  It’s most likely the latter.  Though the species began as an exclusively migratory bird, in the 1950s “resident” populations were introduced to the area largely by game hunters.  It turns out, they dig it here.