9 May 2009
The recently opened up pond at the back of our garden has attracted a few birds recently. As the Reed Mace emerges I am hoping to see the Sedge Warblers that have previously nested there which before I could only hear. For the moment however I'm having to content myself with some larger birds. These Egyptian Geese were around at the weekend .
Wierd looking things really and hard to believe that thirty years ago birdwatchers travelled to Norfolk specifically to see them ! It's an African species that was introduced to Britain in the 18th Centuary and subsequently escaped, and now has a huge feral population. Pentney lakes is heaving with them.