Thursday, 28 February 2019


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.


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