Sunset Hill Farm Park has seen a number of goslings raised over the years. Two years ago there was a long string of goslings swimming on the pond between two parents. We watched them grow throughout the summer until the fall when they took off for other places.
This year there are just a couple of goslings being raised, making them more precious as their young parents watch carefully over them; teaching them to be wary of dangers and where to find the choice bits to eat.
Because there are only a couple of tiny ones to watch grow, it is even so much sadder to find that one of them was lost in a battle of nature against some unknown entity last night. The struggle must have been great, even the parents lost feathers but could not win the battle. In the end the gosling was lost.