Canada Geese and their goslings that I photographed in the wetlands of the Muscatatusk National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana. Newly hatched goslings have a coat of yellow to olive down that darkens to dull grey over the first few weeks of life. As the birds grow, feathers gradually cover the down, and by the time the young geese are ready to fly in late summer, they are nearly indistinguishable from their parents. In the image below you can clearly see the difference in goslings ages with the ones in the background being the older.
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