Canada goose nest, with eggs (foreground).
A Canada goose nest is usually a shallow bowl of gathered grass and rushes. This one was located at Rakau Hamama Lagoon near Hokio Beach in the Manawatu. It was on a small bluff overlooking a raupo-flax wetland beside a large area of open water surrounded by pasture - good Canada goose habitat.
Photograph: Astrid van Meeuwen-Dijkgraaf