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Cliff Swallow Nests

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As I mentioned earlier, cliff swallows (Petrochlidon pyrrhonota) construct gourd-shaped nests on vertical walls. No reinforcing material is added to the mud pellets that comprise the nest. A small entrance tunnel gives access to these completely enclosed swallow nests that … Continue reading

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Female Barrow’s Goldeneye

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One thing that always amazes me is the difference in the species and numbers of birds one sees from year to year. For example, last winter there were very few swans in our area, I had to search to find … 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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Canada Goose Creche

As I mentioned in a previous post, when in close proximity, Canada geese (Branta canadensis) goslings will form large groups. These nursery groups, or creches, provide protection for the chicks (safety in numbers) and teach them how to work as a … Continue reading

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More Goslings

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Over the last few days I took many pictures of Canada goose (Branta canadensis) goslings. I posted the “limping” couple’s (a nest I was watching) three goslings yesterday. Goslings grow so rapidly that unless I share a couple more baby pictures … Continue reading

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