Will the goslings jump today?

27 April 2022

In case you are interested in a chat that will open for Mother Goose I am sending this out now.

The Raptor Resource Project will open a chat at 14:00 today Central Time. Looks like the focus will be on that Canada Goose and the goslings. Some think they will be dry enough and have their fuzz to jump today. Here is the link below.

Note: Mother Goose jumps first. Dad will be down at the base of the tree to help. Then the goslings will take their leap of faith. They will follow the parents down to the creek below the tree. Goslings are precocial. They can walk and eat and will be covered in down. They are also immediately good swimmers!

RRP will open a chat at 2pm CT here https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/decorah-eagles/

And how are those MN-DNR eaglets doing? The two eaglets on the MN-DNR must be the soundest sleeping eaglets in the world and that is because the camera was frozen for almost two hours. Just about gave me a heart attack. Thankfully the MN-DNR responded to my e-mail and realized what had happened. The camera is now working.

Lesson: Always check to see if any branches or leaves are moving. :)))))

OK. This is just a quick one. The link to the camera for the goslings is:

Take care everyone!

Thank you to Explore.org and the MN-DNR for their streaming cams where I took my screen captures and to Paul Kolnik who sent me the information about the chat. Much appreciated. Happy to pass it along.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks for the link
    And info Mary Ann!
    I always thought the goslings jumped when Mom jumped
    First and they followed but we will
    See ❤️🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣

    1. Yes, Mum goes first and Dad will be down below and they will follow!

  2. Reblogged this on Mary Ann Steggles and commented:

    It is normal for ducklings and goslings to take 24-48 hours til they jump. Mother Goose will fly to the ground. Dad will be there. The goslings will take a leap of faith and jump down to join them. They will follow the parents to the creek below the nest tree.

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