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Egyptian Goose

Observed: 26th November 2009 By: sb9347
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

2 Egyptian Geese spotted at Pen Ponds in Richmond Park, London

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) interacts

Comments

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Egyptian Geese

These are usually found in Eastern England. Is it unusual for them to be in a London park?

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Egyptian goose

I've seen Egyptian goose in one of the London parks before, I think it was Hyde Park. Therefore, I asume there is a healthy colony of them there. Any Londoners wish to confirm this?

Graham Banwell

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Egyptian Geese in London

Yes, very healthy colony of Egyptian geese along the Thames in west London. I live near the Thames in Chiswick and see a fair few on the Thames itself (uploaded 1 picture about a week ago). They use Kew Gardens as a safe haven/breeding ground. I saw 5 on Saturday alone in Kew gardens without really looking out for them. Took some pictures which I will probably upload later this week.

Don't get to Richmond park as often, but again it is probably a good safe haven away from the Thames.

Erwyn