I was at a stoplight the other day and looked out the window at a grassy area on the side of the road and saw thus momma goose with her babies. I always try to keep my camera handy for those moments. I was able to capture this photo before the light turned green and I had to move with the traffic. Although, I suppose a few honks from the cars behind me probably would not have bothered momma goose!
The babies still had their down coats, and were quite large. This area of town is near the river, so we periodically have our goose friends crossing the road, etc. Looking at this photo it conjures up all those 'Mother Goose' stories we read as children. Here is mother goose and her family: