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Osprey Squawking Mad After Goose Takes Over Nest

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A goose has taken over an osprey nest in Missoula, leaving the osprey returning for the season homeless and squawking mad.
    
The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/12TIE8j ) the goose was hunched over her eggs Thursday at the Missoula Osprey's baseball stadium, vigorously defending the nest on the manmade platform.
    
The two osprey have tried building new nests, but they have been blown out of a tree, shooed away from a bank of lights and evicted from a crane and a power pole.
    
Canada goose eggs incubate 24 to 30 days. Once they've hatched, the goose will encourage her young from the nest.
    
Rob Domenech of the Raptor View Research Institute says that may come in time to allow the osprey to reclaim the nest.
    

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