Tag Archives: Canada goose

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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Surprise Tenant 4

. . . I immediately walked to the Crystal Lake shore (Shasta County CA) closest to the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest. There swam a pair of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) and three goslings about the same age as the dead … Continue reading

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Surprise Tenant 3

The next time I was able to return to the osprey (Pandion haliaetus) nest that had been taken over by a pair of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) the nest was empty (see Surprise Tenant 2). Had the geese been evicted … Continue reading

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