Egyptian Goose  Alopochen aegyptiacus

Little Marlow GP - August 2004

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Photo copyrightf Adrian Parker

This species is seen almost daily at Little Marlow GP these days. 

Higginson Park, Marlow - 18th April 2003

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Photo copyrightf Ken Tate

While the exact location of the nest is not known (could be in Berks or Bucks), this represents one of the few proven breeding records of the species in the area.  The brood size was apparently seven.  

The flock size seen in the south of Bucks is increasing year on year with over 40 seen together during the winter of 2002/3 at Little Marlow.  This seems certain to be beaten in 2003/4!