Mother Goose 2012 Reality Show
A Canada goose is nesting on the roof of the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek
A Canada goose we call “Mother Goose” has been nesting every spring on the roof of the Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA, for the last seven years.
She’s back again this year to raise a new family of goslings. As I’m writing this, we think she laid 4 eggs earlier this week. She usually lays 6-8 eggs. If she finishes laying all her eggs this week … based on the approximately 28 days to takes to incubate those eggs, I’m guessing they should hatch sometime around the weekend of April 7-8 … which is Easter Weekend (Sunday is Easter)! Wouldn’t that be appropriate?
Keep your eyes posted here in my blog, and/or on my daily columns at http://www.contracostatimes.com/gary-bogue. I’ll be writing regular updates on what’s happening and trying to predict when the hatching event happens as we get closer to the date. I’ll definitely let you know when I spot a little beak pecking its way out of the first egg!
In the meantime, you can watch Mother Goose incubate, hatch and raise her babies yourself during daylight hours via our “Mother Goose webcam” at http://www.mercurynews.com/pets-animals/ci_20129776/streaming-video-mother-goose-2012-reality-show
Have fun! I sure will! /Gary