When we first moved to our new house it was not the migratory season of birds. When that came later in the year, we had a huge flock of geese land in our back yard. I had never seen anything like it. They really leave a mess. I know they are not trying to be a problem. They just liked the big open space of our yard to land in. We had to call a company that helps with Canada geese control in NJ to come up with a safe solution to discourage them from landing in our yard.
The biggest problem was that they poop a lot. And it is not like regular bird droppings. It is about the size and shape that you would see from a tiny dog. No problem if it was one or two birds. However, when you have about 70 of them in your yard, that leaves a mess. Plus, they can be a bit scary if you need to go out in the yard to get something. They don’t just take off and fly away like little birds do. It is a lot of effort for them to get airborne, so they will just walk away from you. They are big birds, and I imagine the beaks or talons could hurt a bit if they got aggressive.
Our little ones think the geese are there to play with, and we have to keep an eye on them to not go out in the yard when they land. We wanted a solution that would not harm the birds when we called the company that does Canada geese control in NJ. There was no way we wanted the birds harmed. We would just not use the back yard while they were there and clean up later if that was the case.