Love the close ups Will!
A couple days ago I checked my local pond thinking that it was about time for the little ones to hatch and found these guys.
Recognizing mom and dad from last year, I spoke. "Sam and Goldie congratulations!" They turned and swam toward me and I chuckled. There was Goldie AKA "Tough Moma" puffing on a weed just like she often did last year.
They swam by me heading toward the bar that they often used.
Last year at this phase there were 7 goslings and this 5.
Last year Sam and Goldie raised their young at Campton Pond until they could fly off but another group that hatched at the pond left within a few a days. I believe there is another group ready to hatch. It'll be interesting to see who stays.