Thursday, 28 February 2019

GOOSE STEPS


A flock of Egyptian Geese gather for the night on the banks of a dam in the Western Cape.  These geese are found throughout Africa as their name suggests - from Cape to Cairo!
Roberts "Birds of South Africa" mentions that these geese become "restless when the western districts become dry" and irregular migrations of more than 1 000 km in search of water, have been recorded.  They cause significant damage to grain crops, eating as much of the sprouting plants as they destroy by stepping on them.

OJ 

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