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Surprise Tenant 2

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

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March Goslings

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

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Surprise Tenant

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

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Another “Last” Picture

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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Still Growing

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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

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