Lots of geese fighting for territory, nesting spots and some even already have goslings. These are hanging out around Crispe pond. Since a good is now nesting in the spot that in previous years, one of my Black Oystercatchers, has nested in. Since this pair of BLOYs has not nested in the last two years, this is not a good thing. Especially since there is really not another place for the BLOYs to nest in their territory. So it will be interesting to see what happens.
Geese incubate about 28 days. This goose has been on the nest at least 5 days, so I will be watching to see what happens. I am curious because the website said that the mate will hang around to protect her while she incubates. However, i have not seen a goose anywhere near the nest. There has been one quite a ways away and that could be the mate. But I did not see the other one at all yesterday, so the mate does not seem to be doing a good job of being the protector.
The goose's nest is up about 15 feet on what we call Barnicle Rock in the Great Tidal Basin along Scenic Road in Pacific Grove. So it should be interesting to see the goslings get down off the rock. It might even be soon enough for the BLOYs to nest. As usual with nature, stay tuned.