Many of the geese flying in now will probably continue moving north. They may find an area suitable to feed and rest for few days. Some no doubt will stay as they identify a past nesting site. When I lived on the Mackenzie delta in the early sixties, the lake ice would be covered with geese long before any amount of thawing took place. The geese remained on the ice for weeks. Aboriginal hunters took advantage of this situation and had a spring goose hunt. Decoys were used and the hunters were camoflaged in white. Many geese were taken at this time for a food source which provided some variety .
So I'm always pleasantly surprised when I hear the first clear calls of Canada geese returning in the spring.