Walking by the Rideau River we had just noticed the Canada geese swimming past the Chinese Embassy, when we heard another evening walker point them out to her friend. The striking thing was how many birds there were, one behind the other, several families in convoy, presumably. That's what geese are good at, staying in line. From goslings onward, they're brought up to be disciplined, obedient followers. I counted up to sixty, but lost count after that; I think there were about eighty of them swimming together.
I wonder what their purpose was.