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Egyptian Goose ?



We were at friends for the weekend and they took us for a walk around their nearby Reserva Park and Lake Where we were introduced to some of the local Wildlife (other than the Red Kites in their garden and overhead )

I managed my first few shots in nearly a month



I was pleased with this image for the lines "of the wake" created here





Front and side Plumage in the shade





Rear view and clear water for feet vis. and that sharp eye in sunlight



Not sure on the id think its right BUT hope someone will tell me
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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

Yes. There's been escaped Egyptian Geese breeding in the UK for a couple of decades.
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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

What a nice moment, to capture something completely new, and just shows the long layoff hasn't affected your skills
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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

I really like the coolness of the water that one gets in winter. I like the wake effect, too.

Yup, Egyptian goose. Plenty round here, I personally can't say I like their plumage and the feathers on their head always look out of focus!

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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

Thanks David, David and Nick I wish the light was a little better for 1 & 2 and that darned branch was not there for the last

but, hey! ho! and off we go - again
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I have never seen one of these before Chevvy, so like your shots.
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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

Yes, Lovely small Geese. When I was in Norfolk a couple of weeks ago I found a flock of 27 in one field - only ever seen them in pairs before. Particularly like no. 3.

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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

Hi Lyn, the "EG" was using its chest as a powerful bow

Hi David, there were about 10 pair on this lake nr, Woodley, Berkshire - I am not sure if they are "resident" or on "temporary visas"
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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

Haven't a clue what it is, so I'll take everyone else's word for it. It's certainly a pretty bird and well photographed.
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Haven't a clue what it is, so I'll take everyone else's word for it. It's certainly a pretty bird and well photographed.
Hi John, thanks for stopping by :-) I could not sleep ... too much excitement :-( not
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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

There's been a breeding population in the UK for decades but the numbers have always been modest. This is not so in the Netherlands where there's been a population explosion with over 10,000 breeding pairs. They're now regarded as a menace there despite considerable culling. They can be shot under licence in the UK but not many are.
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There's been a breeding population in the UK for decades but the numbers have always been modest. This is not so in the Netherlands where there's been a population explosion with over 10,000 breeding pairs. They're now regarded as a menace there despite considerable culling. They can be shot under licence in the UK but not many are.
Ooooh! Do they "Eat" well ? or are they "awful" liek Canada Geese" ?
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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

Nice shots Chevvy. They are rather odd looking geese and they are all over the place in Norfolk these days. I regularly see some in the fields on my 10 minute drive into work in the morning. I believe they are the only geese which show white patches on the top of the wings in flight, which makes them quite easy to recognise.

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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

Nice shots like the action shown in No. 1
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Re: Egyptian Goose ?

I've never eaten an Egyptian goose but they should taste OK as they mainly eat grass. It's geese like Brent which often eat seaweed that tend to taste a bit odd.
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