Making a Spectacle

The Spectacle Goose, better known as the Egyptian Goose, having escaped from some ornamental fowl collection, now breeds amongst the Norfolk Broads. I snapped these at South Walsham Broad.

Egyptian Goose, male

Egyptian Goose, male

Egyptian Goose with goslings

Mother goose with 2 of her goslings

Egyptian Goose, Gander and 3 goslings

The family (note now 3 goslings) head out across the broad

Egyptian Geese family

And having paddled, dived and had some fun, head back home

Egyptian Geese family 2

Back to a safe haven . . . where enchanted tourists feed them bread and biscuits!

Photos taken at South Walsham Broad.

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After years as a multi-colour octopus in entertainment, now chilling and writing
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2 Responses to Making a Spectacle

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    I had indeed been wondering what an Egyptian goose was doing in your neck of the marshes.

    • crimsonprose says:

      My first sighting of an Egyptian Goose was way back in 1985, and that on the Trinity Broads (I’ve yet to feature those broads). So, nigh 30 years, you might imagine they’ve spread pretty far. I know they’re breeding along the River Tas, which lies south of Norwich, and features quite frequently in my walks.

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