Goslings!

I haven’t seen many goslings this spring. I don’t know if it is weather-related or something else. Perhaps, it is just me not being in the right place at the right time. Anyway, I was delighted to find a large group at the Wakarusa Wetlands (even if they’re almost grown now). Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Wakarusa wonders

These are from a very good Wakarusa wetlands walk on the morning of  May 22 (sorry about the delay in posting). On this morning, I also visited the “new” area, where I discovered quite a few goslings. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Interesting nest development

I went out to visit the huge eagles’ nest we have been watching for the past few years and discovered it occupied by Canada geese. I’m not sure what happened to the eagles, but if any birders in the area know, please clue me in. I can only see one side of the nest from where I watch, so it could be that there are structural issues I cannot see from where I am. It certainly was surprising to see the geese there. It’s sort of fitting considering how often in the past we would see the eagles come off the nest to harass the geese swimming nearby. 🙂 I do hope the eagles are okay. My understanding is this is one of the oldest, most productive nests in Kansas. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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Water birds

There is something about the name “waterfowl” that bothers me. I think it stems from someone telling me once that “fowl don’t feel.” So this spring, while everyone is talking about the spring migration of waterfowl coming through, I’ll be using a little different language. Click on pictures to enlarge.

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