My Mom Took This Picture As A Souvenir From Mother’s Day 2019
This is in Indian Lake Park State Park, which is in Irwin, a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mom’s never seen a Canadian Goose nest before the date this was taken and while coming across this nest for Nestwatch was the second time I have ever come across a Canadian Goose nest, this was her first time seeing a Canadian Goose nest. However, this nest was our first time seeing Canadian Goose eggs, and I bet you guys haven’t seen them either. (Brave woman to get that close). BTW, as we were leaving, the goose and gander came back and the goose mainly hissed at us.
PS It’s right next to a manmade fishing lake, three trees, and a busy footpath, and right across a playground that was used by humans in the majority of my visits thus far!
Lucy, Desi and four fledglings
A pair of Canada Geese started a nest on an island in our pond, in view of the house on March 20, 2016.
I named them Lucy and Desi. Lucy lay 4 very large cream colored eggs and covered them with down. She stayed on the nest each day and only got off for about 45 minutes each day between 6-7 p.m. Desi always was close by watching for any trouble. He ran off two beavers, a blue heron, and several times had to run off other geese in the area, that may be related. Desi and Lucy had been a member of 5 geese checking out the area, they ran off the other 3. These same 3 came back several times only to be chased off.
On April 18th the eggs began to hatch and on April 19th, four little goslings fledged! They swam all around with Lucy and Desi. They come up on the lawn to eat. They are so cute. They seem to be staying here which suits me fine.