Monday, 13 April 2009

East Park Egyptian

Egyptian Goose
Standing out among the Crowd
Blackcap - puffed up against the cold
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Following the receipt of a text photo of a strange goose taking bread from visitors at East Park, I finally managed to catch-up with the Eqyptian Goose. Only previously seen them from a distance at Filey Dams, maybe nearly a decade ago. The interesting thing about this one was the sound it made - like a steam train coming to a halt - quite different from other geese. Back at home a Blackcap showed briefly in a very dark corner. It looked very cold, as all its feathers seemed to be puffed out - more like what you'd expect from a winter Robin. Roll on a proper spring!

4 comments:

sheffieldwildlife said...

I heard my first Egyptian Geese in London earlier this year - it's quite an alarming sound!

Michael Flowers said...

Yeah, really weird! What did it sound like to you?

Clausewitz said...

Oi, sou o Clausewitz. Quer conhecer alguma coisa sobre o Brasil, passe lá no meu Blog. Abração

Michael Flowers said...

Que?