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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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Daughter Goose takes over Mother Goose’s nest, lays eggs

Goose nesting on Contra Costa Times rooftop. (Times photo)
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Return of the Gosling

A new Canada goose has moved in to use the old nest left by Mother Goose! First time THAT has happened!

This appears to be a young goose. She’s smaller than Mother Goose, has sharper features and is a bit more slender. I think it’s one of Mother Goose’s goslings, maybe from last year. Bird chicks will often return to where they were hatched and build their own nests … or use their old nest if it’s still there.

Just for fun, I’ve named this goose, “Daughter Goose.” Personally, I do think this IS one of Mother Goose’s chicks. This nest on our newspaper’s roof is way too difficult for other geese to find. It’s on a small rooftop off the main roof and hidden by redwood trees. It’s just too much of a coincidence to have her move in and take over this nest just a couple of days after Mother Goose left with her chicks.

So Daughter Goose it is. And here is the link to click on so you can watch her on our Daughter Goose Webcam: http://www.mercurynews.com/pets-animals/ci_20470572

It takes 28 days for the eggs to hatch (I think there are 6 eggs in the nest). Based on when we think Daughter Goose laid these eggs, I’m guessing they’ll probably hatch sometime during the week of May 7-13.

We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime … ENJOY!! /Gary

Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Under: Daughter Goose, Mother Goose | 5 Comments »