A family portrait can often be seen this season on the ponds of the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

The Canada Geese have been welcoming goslings to the world and moms and dads are leading them around the inviting waters of the refuge near Stevensville.

This also means the returning Osprey may have a few nests available that the geese have vacated.

Bob Danley will report on the latest news from the refuge with the weekly Metcalf Wildlife Journal Thursday morning during the 7:30 a.m. Bitterroot Morning newscast on 1240 AM KLYQ.

Osprey, movin' fast. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)