faux eggs painted by me to resemble shorebirds' eggs i see in the nests
Recent emergency landings and air crashes in and around NYC have been blamed on the abundant population of Canadian geese who live in the wetlands (their natural habitat) near the airports.
They returned in the storms of March 23/24...
... and exactly on one month later, on April 23rd I saw "my" original pair (Pair #1) choose a west-facing dune site:
...the female was actually laying her eggs as I carefully watched from a distance.
I was overjoyed to share her moment.
Here are her beautiful speckled brown eggs!
The following day I found the fourth pair (Pair #4) that nest furthest west.
pair#4, note bright blue balloon at far rt edge of photo!
The Wildlife people have given them their own fencing and the female is sitting there proudly, staring at passersby.
You can see her saying, "What? I liked it here. I can see everything...including you!"
New chickies should hatch by 4th of July.