I first wrote about the Contra Costa Times’ very own “Mother Goose” here on Feb. 19. She is a Canada goose who started nesting on our rooftop four years ago and has returned every spring since then to raise a new family of goslings.
Now you can watch our Mother Goose yourself during daylight hours via our new Webcam: http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_11783519
Watch her preening as she sits on her nest of redwood tree duff and incubates her eggs. Watch her stand up periodically to turn the eggs carefully with her beak to make sure they are being properly incubated. Watch her get occasional visits from another Canada goose who we think is the father of those eggs.
Speaking of the eggs … we haven’t been able to count them yet … but there are a LOT. If you are watching and think you can get an accurate or semi-accurate count, please e-mail that information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. That would be VERY helpful.
And while I’m at it … let’s give a BIG round of applause to the two men who helped make this marvelous Webcam setup possible:
Our thanks to:
** Ray Saint Germain, Multi Media Editor, who works at the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, Calif.
** Jim Lucido, Engineer, Information Technology Department (IT), at the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, Calif.
Find out more about our very live Mother Goose at http://www.ibabuzz.com/garybogue/2009/02/19/shes-back-canada-goose-nests-annually-on-cctimes-rooftop/
Now sit back and enjoy, everyone! /Gary