It's been a very wet spring, with record flood levels in many areas. Given ample winter snowfall — coupled with a quick melt, springs rain and mild temperatures — water has been excessive and persistent this year.
Nesting was delayed, and early nesters may have been forced into higher ground with so much of their typical nesting cover under water. Many nests have been found depredated, but Canada geese goslings and mallards and American black ducks ducklings are making an appearance.
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