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Archive for April, 2010

Mother Goose gets 7 chicks to jump safely from Times’ rooftop nest!

Father Goose, Mother Goose and their little family head off into the sunset. (Mark DuFrene/staff)

Mother Goose, who built her nest on the roof of the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California, hatched out seven goslings from her eggs on Tuesday and Wednesday … and then got all seven of her chicks to JUMP off the roof this morning!
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Posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Under: Canada Goose, Geese | 2 Comments »

Migrating birds could use a helping hand. Yours.

Birds migrating. (ABC/FWS photo)

Our friends at the American Bird Conservancy in Washington, D.C., just sent me a news release on “10 Ways people Can Protect Birds This Spring.” Check it out below. If you can just do one of these 10 things, think of all the wild birds you’ll be helping to save. Of course, you’ll actually be doing all 10 … right? Thanks for caring. /Gary

As warmer temperatures begin to arrive and we spend more time outdoors, we hear the many, familiar sounds of spring, including the songs of our returning migrant birds. At this time of year, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) often gets asked how people can help birds. Toward that end, ABC has identified the top 10 things people can do to aid or protect declining birds in their homes and yards.
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Posted on Thursday, April 1st, 2010
Under: Birds, wild birds | 3 Comments »