Contact Us

Goose Doesn’t Abandon Nest in Time for Osprey

(Information in the following story is from: Missoulian,

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A pair of Canada geese that claimed squatter’s rights to an osprey nest just outside a Missoula baseball stadium didn’t clear out in time for the osprey to assume their traditional nesting spot.

University of Montana biologist Erick Greene told the Missoulian ( ) on Tuesday that the geese left the nest in mid-May, not soon enough for the osprey.

Greene says NorthWestern Energy allowed an osprey pair to build a home on an electrical pole about 500 yards south of the nesting site. The female osprey laid her eggs in late April and the chicks should hatch by mid-June.

Osprey had nested on a platform just outside the home of the rookie league Missoula Osprey for the past seven years. Next year, city parks officials plan to protect the nesting site until the osprey return.

Best of KSEN AM

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KSEN AM 1150 quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Never Miss the Latest News from KSEN AM 1150.