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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
Under: Canada Goose, Mother Goose | 7 Comments »

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
Under: Canada Goose, Mother Goose | 4 Comments »

Mother Goose Reality Show: Watch her nest on our Webcam!

Mother Goose and Dad. (Dan Rosenstrauch/staff)
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Time for our Mother Goose Reality Show!

Mama Goose is nesting on the roof of the Contra Costa Times in Walnut Creek, California. You can watch her incubating her eggs, preening, carefully turning her eggs and enjoying life as she waits for her eggs to hatch.

Watch our Mother Goose as long and as much as you like by clicking on http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_14491539

Enjoy! We sure are! /Gary

Posted on Friday, March 12th, 2010
Under: Geese, Mother Goose | 3 Comments »

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 »

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 Tuesday (March 2). You can scroll down and read what I said. She is a Canada goose who started nesting on our rooftop five 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 new Webcam: http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_14491539

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

Speaking of the eggs … it looks like there are at least four. If you are watching and think you can get a better count, please comment on that below. Other comments are also encouraged.

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

Posted on Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Under: blogs, Canada Goose, Mother Goose, Wildlife | 1 Comment »

Mother Goose: A final word and photos of the goslings by a pond

The Mother Goose family by Dan Rosenstrauch/Staff
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I thought you’d all like to have some closure on this little adventure.

Here are some photos of Mother and Dad Goose and their 7 goslings feeding at a nearby pond in the Verizon building complex next door to the Contra Costa Times on Wednesday. They will stay here for the next month or so until the goslings are old enough to fly, and then all will take off to who-knows-where.
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Posted on Thursday, March 26th, 2009
Under: Mother Goose, Mother Nature, nesting | No Comments »

Mother Goose saga ends. Come take a look at what happened

Mother Goose and goslings by Dan Rosenstrauch, Times staff photographer
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The Mother Goose saga comes to a close.

Whew! I have to say it was a pretty wild day, yesterday. Hundreds of viewers from all over the country and beyond (Pennsylvania, Arizona, Canada, etc.) watched the eggs hatch, baby goslings running all around the rooftop driving Mom Goose crazy and the viewers nuts.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Under: Mother Goose, Mother Nature | 9 Comments »

Mother Goose hatches her eggs LIVE on our roof for all to see!

Mother Goose tends her baby by Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff
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Thought you’d all like to know that the windows in the second floor hallway in the Contra Costa Times building overlooking the little rooftop where Mother Goose is hatching out her eggs are draped with pink and blue balloons (“It’s a Boy!” “It’s a Girl!”) put up by people from our Advertising Department.

There’s also a plate of chocolate eggs and PEEPS sitting on a chair … being passed out instead of cigars … as a steady stream of editorial, advertising, production, pressroom and other staff members are passing by the windows and taking quick peeks at Mother Goose as she deals with her new goslings.

“Anyone have any e-champagne?” said Jim Schnitzen, one of the many on-line viewers.

As soon as the eggs started to hatch on Monday (March 23), Susan Tripp Pollard, a Times’ photographer, ran upstairs to the hallway window next to the nest and took the above photo. GREAT SHOT, Sue! Perfect!
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
Under: Mother Goose, Mother Nature | 8 Comments »

Goose cam: See our own Mama Goose, live. Time for eggs to hatch?

The Contra Costa Times own Mother Goose, Walnut Creek, California. Photo by Joe Boessenecker, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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To say that we’re all on pins and needles today is the understatement of the year!

Our own Mother Goose is due for her eggs to hatch anytime, now, and reporters, editors, photographers, pressmen and other employees throughout the Contra Costa Times building here in Walnut Creek, California, are taking quick peeks at the Mother Goose Web Cam on their computer screens, or taking a quick glance out the window to watch it “live” as they walk by.
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Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2009
Under: Canada Goose, Mother Goose | 5 Comments »

Webcam: Watch the Times’ rooftop Mother Goose nesting LIVE

Mother Goose. Photo by Joe Boessenecker, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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I first wrote about the Contra Costa Times’ very own “Mother Goose” here on Feb. 19. She is a Canada goose who started nesting on our rooftop four years ago and has returned every spring since then to raise a new family of goslings.

Now you can watch our Mother Goose yourself during daylight hours via our new Webcam: http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_11783519

Watch her preening as she sits on her nest of redwood tree duff and incubates her eggs. Watch her stand up periodically to turn the eggs carefully with her beak to make sure they are being properly incubated. Watch her get occasional visits from another Canada goose who we think is the father of those eggs.
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Posted on Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Under: Canada Goose, Mother Goose, Web Cam | 107 Comments »