I will not allow a host of */<>@#~+=&* 's to interfere with communication between friends. So I'm putting up a mini-post as a comment on Marja-Leena's latest post.
Your picture of Canadian geese and young is lovely. Yes, I'm a sucker for geese! I remember, many years ago, visiting the Wildfowl Sanctuary set up by Peter Scott in Gloucestershire, England. On that particular occasion they had had a vast flock of Hawaiian geese fly in for a stopover at the Slimbridge trust. There were hundreds of them, all making that unforgettable, soft mewing sort of noise.
Well I had with me lots of bread and other assorted bird feed, and they ate it directly from my hands. I do so love direct communication between me and wildlife. Anyway, at some point in the middle of this mass feed, (and I was crouching down on my knees at the time), I felt a gentle tap on my left shoulder, an action accompanied by a gentle "asking for attention" noise. When I looked round there was, waiting at my shoulder, a huge swan. For a few seconds we looked into each others eyes, then I began to feed the guest. That was a moment - a wonderful moment - that I will never forget.