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NORWICH: Early Egyptian Geese goslings

25th February & 1st March 2019

On my way home from work I glanced down into the river and noticed a pair of Egyptian Geese with four goslings. This species breeds in any month of the year in the UK, although presumably with varied success. I remembered having seen goslings in February before, and having checked my records I had seen goslings earlier than this twice before - on 13th Feb last year at Flitcham and 18th Feb 2010 at Holkham. Later in the week I found a family with three goslings in Wensum Park. Given that this isn't very far upstream of where I had my first sighting I suspect it is the same birds.

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