VERY New Arrivals
These goslings are just hatched. One of the egg shells is visible in the corner. Though this nest is only 18" from the edge of the water, I'm sure the goslings have never seen it...nor been out of contact with mom. There are still several eggs, unhatched, beneath her at this point.
I had visited this nest area several times, and this was the first day with any new arrivals; so tiny, and incomparably sweet.