Aw....... Aren't they cute!!!?!! I wish we had had goslings and/or ducklings this year on our little lake, but no such luck. I just love to watch them as they're growing up! They're so cute as little ones but then when they start turning into "adolescents" and developing the adult coloring and feathers, they lose that cuteness.
I know what you mean. On the northwest side of our neighborhood here in Edmond, we have a superb pond for the Canada Geese to meet & live til it's time to migrate for the winter... Every single year for the past 6 years, we've had numerous families of geese in the ponds. But this year they didn't. My guess is there was so much rain this spring, and so much snow this past winter, that the creek that comes off the pond is too full, or something?