Native summer residents

A Canada goose searches for food at Riverside Park in Saranac Lake Sunday afternoon. This goose is one of many goslings raised in the village over the years. Canada geese typically congregate close to fresh water and establish breeding colonies in more urban areas, where there are fewer predators and easier access to food. Canada geese typically molt in summertime, during their breeding season, and lose their flight feathers for a short period. In the fall, around the same time their goslings are ready to fly, they regain their feathers and migrate south. (Enterprise photo — Elizabeth Izzo)