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Webcam: Watch the Times’ rooftop Mother Goose nesting LIVE!

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, March 4th, 2010 at 7:17 am in blogs, Canada Goose, Mother Goose, Wildlife.

Mother Goose. Contra Costa Times photo
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I wrote about the Contra Costa Times’ very own “Mother Goose” here on Tuesday (March 2). You can scroll down and read what I said. She is a Canada goose who started nesting on our rooftop five years ago and has returned every spring since then to raise a new family of goslings.

Watch our Mother Goose yourself during daylight hours via our new Webcam: http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_14491539

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. NOTE: When Mother Goose takes a break, she covers her eggs with nest material to keep them insulated and warm until she returns, so don’t panic if you see an empty nest. She’ll be back soon.

Speaking of the eggs … it looks like there are at least four. If you are watching and think you can get a better count, please comment on that below. Other comments are also encouraged.

Now click on our Webcam and sit back and enjoy! /Gary

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One Response to “Webcam: Watch the Times’ rooftop Mother Goose nesting LIVE!”

  1. Beth/Ohio Says:

    Hi Gary,
    I think we have at least 7 eggs from the
    capture/pic I took today. Hope one of the links works!

    http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z166/wjhbah/NOVEMBER%2016%202008/5-10-09%20bah/Mothers%20day%202009/34maine003.jpg

    http://s191.photobucket.com/albums/z166/wjhbah/NOVEMBER%2016%202008/5-10-09%20bah/Mothers%20day%202009/?action=view&current=34maine003.jpg

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