It's a beautiful weekend here in Vermont, and I'm going to add to your bliss by sharing this video of a gosling currently in our care. He's just about the cutest thing around.
The baby Canada goose (a.k.a. gosling) was found orphaned a few days ago, and was unable to be reunited with his family. We are caring for the bird now, but we'll keep our eyes peeled for potential Canada goose families we could sneak this baby into. Sometimes, when a gosling or duckling becomes orphaned, you can find a foster family for him or her by uniting the baby with a waterfowl mom who has kids around the same age. Often times, the mother waterfowl will start caring for the new baby as if it were one of her own. It doesn't always work, but it's usually worth a shot. Bird moms always do the best job of raising their young.
For now, we'll keep this little goose tucked away with us, safe and sound.