Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Goose on the Roof is Back!

Drivers heading north on Avondale should look at the roof of the old brick house on the right side of the road across from NE 88th Street.  This is the third year in a row that the goose has made her nest up on the roof.  There are really two geese that share the nesting duties, but mostly it's Mother Goose who spends all her time there.
 
The geese built the nest in spring 2012 out of moss that had grown on the roof.  They returned one afternoon late last week, and since then, one or the other has been sitting on the nest continuously to keep their eggs warm.

The eggs take 24-28 days to hatch so the geese should be on the roof until the last week of April.  When the eggs hatch, the goslings will stay in the nest for one day and then the family will be gone until next spring.

By Susan Wilkins

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