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Geese on Goose Island

  • Posted by tom burke
  • on 01 August 2009
  • 2 images

See a police-escorted flock of geese on Goose Island! Photos from April 28, 2008.


Yes, there are on occasion geese on Goose Island. This family of Canada geese received a police escort as they waddled from one side of North Branch Avenue to the other on April 28 of 2008. The corner of the first photo shows one of the rails that once went to AKZO/International Salt to the right or south so technically it's within the scope of this website. The picture quality is not the best since I had to grab the camera quickly out of the car and take shots before the moment was gone. In 2009 more Canada geese took up residence on Goose Island, this time on the north end of the island. Legend has it that Goose Island originally took its name from the domestic geese raised there by early Irish immigrant residents more than a century ago.