Regarding the osprey nest in Roseville with the goose. Clearly that goose is incubating eggs...that is why no one can dislodge her. It is not totally unusual and it has happened before in the metro area tho with a less attached goose. A goose was on another nest a few years ago and the osprey did manage to chase her off, and unbeknownst to us, she left behind an egg. When the osprey laid their eggs and incubated them, they also hatched a gosling. Since Geese are precocial and osprey are altricial, it did not have a happy ending. The osprey were totally non aggressive towards the visitor and tried to feed it fish, but it needed someone to lead it to its food so it could feed itself. After about 4 days the gosling disappeared...either starved or died from dehydration or jumped off the nest platform.
I searched for the ospreys today but did not find them anywhere.
Metro Osprey Watch
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