A Canadian goose has made a nest under a tree near my apartment building. The tree is right in the middle of the yard, so anyone who has a balcony can see the nest she made. Her husband – yes, I refer to him as the husband, guards the area when he’s around. He hissed at me once as I was walking up the sidewalk. I told him to calm down.
Sometimes, though, the mother goose leaves her nest to scrounge for food and socialize with her friends on the other side of the building by the lake. Before she does this, though, she covers up her eggs with some of the feathery nest she created.
This morning when I woke up, I saw that the nest was there, but not the mother. When I got into my car to go to work, she still hadn’t returned. This concerns me a bit – unless the eggs have hatched and she’s showing off her new family.
Stay tuned for the next installment of Canadian Goose Manor.