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.
It’s a large pond with lots of mallards and other geese. I met a nice lady there who feeds grain to all the waterfowl there every day. That’s helpful. She says there are a couple of other Canada geese nesting in the complex (not on any rooftops!), so our 7 little goslings will soon have some friends to play with.
The nice lady remembers our Mother Goose from last year when she showed up with 6 goslings. She says they stuck around until the chicks could fly and then sailed off into the sunset.
That sounds nice.
** And here’s a link to a beautiful little slide show by our photographers that shows you the whole hatching story, the jump off the rooftop and the walk to the grassy field next door, finally ending up at the Verizon building complex pond next to the Contra Costa Times:
See you all next year! Thanks for joining us! It’s been fun. /Gary