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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
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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
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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
Under: Canada Goose, Mother Goose, Web Cam | 1 Comment »

Sea turtle webcam goes live in the Florida keys

A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle. Photo courtesy of Fish & Wildlife Commission
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Sea Turtle webcam goes live in Florida Keys

The press release below just arrived from the Florida Keys tourism council. As a collector and lover of webcams that watch all kinds of wild creatures, I thought you might be interested in watching sea turtles hatch and crawl across the sand into the ocean. You’ll have to time it just right, otherwise you’re going to spend a LOT of time just watch sand and waves, but hey, that can be pretty soothing, right? You can find out more below:
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Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2009
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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
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New BLM Webcam at Consumnes Preserve offers bird’s eye view

Three pelicans photo by Joe Oliver, Walnut Creek, Calif.
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If you can’t go to the birds, the birds will come to you over the internet, courtesy of a new webcam at the Cosumnes River Preserve.

The webcam operates 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
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Watch barn owls raise their chicks on an “Owl Cam”

Frida and Diego are two barn owls that live in a nestbox in the attic of a warehouse in Benicia, CA. A video camera was installed in the nest box a few years ago and you can actually watch the owls live (24/7) as they incubate their eggs and raise their chicks. To date, this year, Frida has layed four eggs.

It’s a fun Web site. Check it out at:

www.theowlcam.com

Posted on Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
Under: Barn Owl, Web Cam, Wildlife | 2 Comments »