Beautiful weather arrived before tax day. This is a great time of year to scout and work on deer stands. I was scouting the creek looking for deer sign when I bumped a goose sitting on this nest. The nest sits on rock that collapsed from the protruding bluff to the left of frame. At the time of the collapse, there was a hunter in a tree 150 yards away.
It had been a very rainy October that year that saturated the ground, weakening the hold on the rock outcrop. The outcrop toppled over along with three or four 10″ diameter trees also tipping into Turtle Creek. The hunter heard the sound and turned in time to see the tress falling over. He was quite amazed to have witnessed this rare event.