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Daughter Goose & 4 goslings made it off the roof last weekend!

Daughter Goose’s 4 goslings made it safely off the Contra Costa Times’ roof. Photo by Ann & Bill, Concord, CA
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Gary:
For all Daughter Goose webcam admirers. The four little ones made a successful jump and are safe and happy at the business park pond.
Ann & Bill, Concord, California

Ann & Bill:
Thanks a BIG bunch for being on hand to get photos of the BIG event. First Mother Goose got safely off with 4 goslings … and now Daughter Goose hatched and got HER 4 babies safely off the roof this last weekend.
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Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
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Mother Goose: Eggs should hatch this week. Use our webcam to watch

Mother Canada Goose tends to her baby and the other eggs on Monday, March 23, 2009 in Walnut Creek, Calif. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff)
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The eggs should hatch sometimes this week!

Just thought I’d remind you that Mother Goose is still sitting in her nest on the roof of the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, incubating her eggs. Based on the 28 days it takes to incubate Canada goose eggs, and when I “think” I saw her lay the last egg (not positive), I think her eggs are due to hatch this week. There’s one way to find out exactly when … just watch! Here’s a link to our webcam:  http://www.mercurynews.com/pets-animals/ci_20129776/streaming-video-mother-goose-2012-reality-show

Have fun! /Gary

Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Mother Goose Webcam: Watch a Canada goose as she nests on our roof!

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 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

Posted on Friday, March 9th, 2012
Under: Canada Goose, Mother Goose, Web Cam | 2 Comments »

Mother Goose and 4 chicks jump safely from Times’ rooftop nest!

Mother and Father Goose and 4 babies. (Gary Bogue/staff)
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WOW! I think I had almost as wild a day Sunday (yesterday) as Mother Goose and her 4 chicks did!

Holes started appearing in some of the eggs on Friday afternoon as the goslings starting pecking away trying to get out. I contacted Ray Saint Germain, our Senior Multimedia Producer, who set up the fantastic video cam that allowed us all to watch Mother Goose sitting on her eggs these last weeks, and alerted him about the holes. We both planned to monitor the nest via his cam over the weekend.
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Posted on Monday, April 4th, 2011
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Webcam: Watch the Times’ rooftop Mother Goose nesting LIVE!

Mother Goose. Contra Costa Times photo
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I wrote about the Contra Costa Times’ very own “Mother Goose” here on March 7. You can scroll down and read what I said. She is a Canada goose who started nesting on our rooftop six 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 Webcam: http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_17555869

Watch her preening as she sits on her nest of redwood tree duff and incubates her eggs. Watch her stand up every so often 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.

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

Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2011
Under: Canada Goose, Mother Goose, Web Cam | No Comments »

She’s back! Mother Goose reality show. Watch her nest on our webcam!

Mother Goose nesting on Contra Costa Times rooftop in 2009. (Times photo)
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She’s back! A Canada goose we call Mother Goose has been nesting on the rooftop at the Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, CA, for the last six years.

She’s back again this year to raise a new family of goslings. We think she laid her 6-8 eggs around March 3, so, based on the approx. 28 days to takes to incubate those eggs, we’re guessing they should hatch sometime after March 31. April 1 would be great!

You can watch Mother Goose incubate, hatch and raise her babies yourself during daylight hours via our webcam at http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_17555869

Enjoy! /Gary

Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2011
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Mother Goose: More pix of goslings after they left Times’ rooftop nest

Goslings 3 days old at Shadelands pond. Photo by Ann & Bill, Concord, CA
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Hi Gary:
I was thrilled to watch the Mother Goose story from the hatching to the swan dives and the slide show of ma & pa taking the goslings to the pond.

The next day my husband and I went the pond area (at the business next to the Contra Costa Times) and saw them on the green. Went back the next day and saw them swimming in the pond. Two days later we walked the whole network of creeks and ponds and did not see them. Went back again yesterday and today and can’t find them. We did see  two other geese on nests with eggs. Each in a different area. Also two ducklings swimming.
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Posted on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
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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)
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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
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Goose nest on our roof: Eggs hatch today, see live video here

Mother Goose tends to her baby and the other eggs last year on March 23, 2009, in her CCTimes rooftop nest in Walnut Creek, Calif. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff)
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Our Mother Goose — the Canada goose that build her nest and laid her 7 eggs on the Contra Costa Times’ rooftop — is having a really good day today. Her eggs are hatching!

Here’s a link where you can watch our Webcam shooting live video of Mother Goose and her chicks on the nest http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cct’s-mother-goose

Here’s what’s going to happen today:
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Posted on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
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Webcam: Watch the Times’ Mother Goose nesting on our roof!

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A Canada goose we call “Mother Goose” started nesting on our rooftop here at the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, CA,  five years ago and she has returned every spring since then to raise a new family of goslings.

She’s back again this year and you can watch our Mother Goose yourself during daylight hours via our new Webcam: http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_14491539

Watch as long as you like. Have fun, we sure are! The eggs should hatch anytime after March 28. /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010
Under: Canada Goose, Mother Goose | 2 Comments »