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Cackling Goose

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Leonard often laments that cackling geese were once common winter visitors where we make our home in Big Valley (Northeastern California). However since the late 1980s and early 1990s the cackling geese disappeared. It has been years since we saw … Continue reading

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Osprey Back in Nest

Each year I monitor a nearby osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). Last year (2015) a Canada goose pair co-opted the osprey nest. Three of their four hatchlings survived the descent from the tall perch. After … Continue reading

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Shared Nest

For several years I watched a pair of osprey (Pandion haliaetus) raise their young in a nearby nest. Last year I was surprised to discover a pair of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) had co-opted the osprey nest. The geese fledged … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

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While watching a female common merganser (Mergus merganser) swimming on Hat Creek below the #1 Hydro Plant (Lassen County CA), I was surprised to see her approach and climb onto a partially submerged snagĀ  where two Canada geese (Branta canadensis) … Continue reading

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Surprise Tenant 5

And the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) whose nest was used by the Canada geese (Branta canadensis)?? They reclaimed their nest (see Surprise Tenant 2) and are now redecorating the nursery. With luck, I will also be able to follow another generation … Continue reading

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