This is a branch of the creek that I spend a lot of time at. The beaver lodge is at the point in the top left, and I am standing near one of the two dams built by the beavers. Today the water had a mirror like quality, but don't be fooled, the water is really a very dark, murky green color.
And look who came out to introduce their newest members of the family to me. When I arrived they were just coming off the bank for a swimming lesson. Even with me standing there the parents brought the goslings right over to my side of the creek.
I believe this little one is a swamp sparrow, but I could be wrong so if anyone knows for sure, please, by all means let me know.