April here in Big Valley (Modoc County CA) means Canada goose goslings. Every year Leonard and I anxiously await the first gosling sighting. Seeing these little yellow puffballs are a sure sign of spring. We enjoy watching the young geese … Continue reading
For years a friend and I had an informal competition each spring to see who could locate the first goslings of the season. Although Dave and I no longer continue that rivalry, I continue to search for the first goslings … Continue reading
. . . 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
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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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