Monday, 7 July 2008

A New Breding Bird for Bedfordshire

I popped up to Harrold-Odell CP after work work with the kids today to see if the gypos had done anything. Only a pair with the Greylags in a quick look. But I then spoke to Richard Dowsett, one of the rangers and asked after the Egyptian Geese. He had this rather good photo among others, of a pair with four goslings, the fourth just obscured here behind the nearest adult. There have been varying numbers of Egyptian Geese here over the last couple of years - possibly up to nine. Perhaps two pairs bred on the island here. This was taken on 9th May by Richard. The goslings here are quite young and have not been seen recently so maybe there has been no successful fledging.

1 comment:

Errol said...

The young Gypos will have fledged by now and may or may not be with the parents. Our local Norfolk ones do "the disappearing act" too.
Errol

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