In an earlier post (Surprise Tenant 03-27-15) I noted that a pair of Canada geese (Branta canadensis) co-opted an osprey nest high in a ponderosa pine snag before the osprey returned for the season. I wondered what would happen when … Continue reading
In addition to seeing a Canada goose (Branta canadensis) in an osprey nest yesterday, I also saw the first goslings of the spring on a pond near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). Goslings arrive in April, not March. Everything seems … Continue reading
The osprey (Pandion haliaetus) are back for the summer. For each of the last five years I watched an osprey pair raise their chicks in a nest located atop a ponderosa pine snag near Crystal Lake (Shasta County CA). Today … Continue reading
I never cease to be awed by how rapidly birds progress from hatchling to adult. The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings born in April already look like adult geese. Only their slightly smaller size distinguishes the juveniles from the adults. They … Continue reading
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This is an unusual year, in my opinion, for Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings. Normally it seems as though most of the chicks in our area arrive within a week or so of each other. This year Leonard and I … Continue reading