Bird #541 — Egyptian Goose

alopochen (from alopos fox-like, and khen goose)  aegyptiaca (Egyptian)

Sunday, April 21, 2019 — 5:05 pm

Böblingen, Germany — Oberer See

We took a tour of the town on Sunday afternoon. We ended up downtown in a pretty park surrounding two small man-made ponds, the Oberer (Upper) See (Lake) and the Unterer (Lower) See. The two were connected by a cement cascade.

As we approached the Oberer See, I saw two Egyptian Geese along the shore. It wasn’t a terribly exciting discovery. They were very tame and allowed close approach. Egyptian Geese have been introduced from Africa and now form a feral population all across Europe and even in some parts of the United States.

The geese paid very little attention to us.

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