These here are 'Canadian Geese' and they are tough EH!
Look at them, lying on the snow covered lake, they take turns in the freezing water to keep it from freezing all the way through. They'll stay here as long as possible.
I know you're probably thinking what lazy geese, why don't they just get up and fly South already. But, these geese are tough. They're like the grumpy old man you see shoveling his snow in -50 below weather while everyone else is tucked inside warm and sipping on hot cocoa. No these here are tough ol' birds. They must be to face day after day of sitting on snow covered ice or swimming around in frigid water.
Maybe they just need some toques and long johns and they'll stay here all winter long!
They do take flight now and again - this must be the 'short-straw' task(keeping the water from turning to ice). They probably draw straws and the short-straw gets stuck in the snow while the others fly away and feed on any grain they can find that isn't covered under a snowy white blanket.
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