Mar 29, 2022 - News

Goose lays eggs in famous Decorah eagles' nest

Canada goose lays eggs in Decorah eagles nest
Mother Goose and her egg. Photo courtesy of Raptor Resource Project

In a funny surprise, a Canada goose has laid eggs in the famous Decorah bald eagles' nest β€” drawing even more attention from delighted fans than some of the nearby eaglet nests.

State of play: Initially, wildlife experts believed the goose and her partner would simply investigate the nest and move on.

Yes, but: Like that person who lingers too long after the party β€” the geese are here to stay.

  • She's affectionately called, "Mother Goose," said Amy Ries of the Raptor Resource Project, which helps stream the nest.

What's next: Mother Goose laid her first egg on March 24, but she could still lay up to eight eggs over the week. It takes nearly a month for the goslings to hatch.

  • Eventually, the goslings will have to jump from the 70-foot high nest, but don't worry, Ries said β€” "they weigh like nothing."

Learn more about the nest.

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