2013

TQ3451 : Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)

taken 11 years ago, near to Godstone, Surrey, England

Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus)
An Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) alongside the pond on Godstone Green (see TQ3551 : The Pond, Godstone Green for a wider view), one of a pair there that day. Although native to Africa, the Egyptian Goose has been popular in wildfowl collections for three or so centuries. Over the years some have escaped, leading to a small but growing feral population, and they are regularly seen on water bodies in this part of Surrey.

For a wider view of the pond and the buildings in the background, see TQ3551 : The Pond, Godstone Green.

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Geographical Context: Village, Rural settlement Lakes, Wetland, Bog Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms Place: Godstone other tags: Godstone Green Pond Egyptian Goose Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Photographer
Ian Capper   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 27 February, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 3 March, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 349 515 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.8143N 0:4.0386W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 349 515
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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