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!
You can continue to view our Mother Goose as she deals with her new youngsters:
Here are a sampling of the comments listed under the various blogs I’ve written about the goose since back on Feb. 12. They kind of say it all:
So exciting!!! I have seen triplets thus far. What do you call the mother of nine? This is so much better than the publicity of the octuplet mom! She has been so attentive and nurturing! (Lori of PA)
It was great to have the crash course yesterday of seeing the eggs, seeing Mother Goose turning the eggs, seeing one baby hatching from an egg. Every other time I pulled her up on the screen, she just sat there and stared back. Mother Nature’s Cliff Notes can be a wonderful thing! Thanks to you guys for putting up the cam! (Barbara)
It is so nice to see MG and her babies — I was just on the HSUS website, the Seal Slaughter in Canada started this morning. Knowing at least MG is safe and appreciated has cheered me up quite a bit after seeing the reports from the ice up there. (Kelley)
I am going through empty nest syndrome all over again, when this is over! It has been so enjoyable! (Jenni)
Momma Goose is VERY attentive. Some of the chicks look like they are trying to sneak out … this is so cool! (Barbara of Ariziona)
Ooooooo, I want to see! Too late tonight (it’s dark). and leave for work too early in the AM. DARN this work stuff getting in the way. (Pat in Antioch.)
I am very happy I found this site. (marble doctor, Canada)
I’m watching them hatch from Bailey, NC. I’ve always been a big fan of Canada Geese. This is just so cool. Thanks guys! (Marge Edwards, NC)
We are totally smitten. I have so much to do but absolutely can’t break away. We saw this one then the three. (George and Heidi)
At one time yesterday afternoon, there were 265 people watching the Mother Goose Cam. Pretty good! And let us not forget that we wouldn’t have this wonderful Mother Goose Cam if Ray Saint Germain, our Multi Media Editor, hadn’t put it up! Thanks, Ray! /Gary