Cape Barren Geese

Cape Barren Geese near Murray Bridge

Earlier this year we went for a drive to Wellington on the River Murray. This small town is about a half hour drive from our home. After visiting the Pangarinda Arboretum we drove to Monarto Conservation Park. On the way I stopped to take a few photos of the local population of Cape Barren Geese near the shores of Lake Alexandrina. The geese feed on the pastures of local dairies in the area.

Cape Barren Geese near Murray Bridge

 

2 Responses to “Cape Barren Geese”

  1. Louise says:

    I’ve only ever seen these geese in zoos, it must be wonderful to see them in the wild!

    • Trevor says:

      They are spectacular birds to see, especially in numbers. In the spot where I took these photos I have sometimes seen an estimated 700 – 800 feeding on the pasture in a loose flock. This represents about 10% of the total world population of this species.

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