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Thursday, April 12, 2012

It's Tough For A Duck Around Here

Ran across this yesterday. It's not unusual at all to see where a bird has met it's demise when out and about. 

I think this is from a Canadian goose. All there was here was feathers and an egg.

I believe this bird actually tried to nest here and the egg was actually layed here. 

I did break this open as I was curious. Should have brought it home and ate it. These birds lay 3-8 eggs.
There was no signs of a nest and the river bottom is close by and  geese do not build nests in the open. Islands are good but there are none here.

I think this bird for whatever reason needed to lay an egg and was attacked almost immediately and was carried off. This egg was not ripped from the body.

Nature is harsh. In fact my curiosity is up here as this doesn't all make sense. I'm going back down there to look this over again. Fact of the matter is I've never seen a Canadian around here that I can recall.

3 comments:

  1. Hummm... no nest? I does look like a predator got
    her. If you figure out what happened please let us know.

    I'm also surprised that they wing hasn't been pickup and the area cleaned up.

    Trashy people we humans are.


    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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  2. I didn't get back out there you guys. The wind was just howling and at 70 it's still chilly believe it or not.

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