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Mother Goose Webcam: Watch a Canada goose as she nests on our roof!

By Gary Bogue
Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 7:06 am in Canada Goose, Mother Goose, Web Cam.

Mother Goose nesting on Contra Costa Times rooftop in 2009. (Times photo)
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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 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

Have fun! I sure will! /Gary

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2 Responses to “Mother Goose Webcam: Watch a Canada goose as she nests on our roof!”

  1. Jackie Lane Says:

    She disappears every winter and no one knows where she goes?

    Hmmph! This bird is obviously a hussy, only out for good times! Is she married? I doubt it!

  2. Kim ronayne Says:

    I just noticed a pair nesting on the condo building here in Des Plaines, Illinois. I’m glad to know that this happens elsewhere and she’s not stranded. Thanks for your site!

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