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Egyptian Geese Story

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Egyptian Geese Story

Just a story about family members from Egyp and Tian in The Netherlands

We have in the Netherlands a Peregrine Falcon nestbox at a Power Plant in Zwolle since 2003.
There is an escaped Gyr Falcon who is chasing the Peregrines Falcons away.
Then Egyptian Geese (Nijlgans in Dutch)started visiting the box in 2004
In 2006 they had 16 eggs from 2 or 3 females at 10e of april.
The Gyr Falcon was seen on the cam to, even when there were eggs. He/she did not harm the eggs but I saw him/here playing "soccer" with them.
16e of may first pully was there and at the 18e 7 pullies.
They had to jump down 50 meters to go to their feeding grounds at a river, nearby. I have been told they can do that only one time at such young age. An adult geese did guide them in little groupes.
7 little ones jumped but only 6 did the walk to the river, so one was missing. The Gyr Falcon was hanging around though.
This are pictures going with this story:
The Power Plant at Zwolle



The last picture is from january this year, the Egyptian Geese are sleeping in the box now and then. About the whereabouts from the Gyr Falcon I do not know yet

For those who want to cheque these webcams in the Netherlands
http://www.werkgroepslechtvalk.nl/ccms.104.Werkgroepslechtvalk.LIVE-BEELDEN.html
Some are down but will be repared before the Peregrine Falcons breeding season start, I hope Eye-wink
In Harculo it is the nestbox of a Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus).
And in 2007, at Zwolle it will be again a surprise who is gonna raise chicks there Eye-wink
It is 24/7 and some have, I think IR light installed.

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Hey that was a really nice story and enjoyed watchign it througholy thanks swift!

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I think because of a kind of euphorie here, the pictures were not posted
within the rules Eye-wink
Katja did edit it and now there are 4 pics again in 1 post Laughing out loud

Thanks every one for the support with pics and comments.
It was a good and new story to tell about the Egyptian Geese in The Netherlands.

To show you were they are now, feeding and growing:
one last picture.

Pic made by Aafke

Happy Ending

Swift

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"Swift" wrote:
Then I thought: "Well before dark they will go". But no: One more Night in the nestbox Cosy under Mums wings Laughing out loud For some, in different timezone, it is possible to watch that 7-9 am GMT+2 (If they go early morning, what I expect now)

It has been on TV, in a national journal for children today.
Maybe they will be there tomorrow morning too and report of the succesful walk to the River

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More pictures from Swift, 15 April 2007

"Swift" wrote:
This went on the whole afternoon Some out and in again Out and..........

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Thanks Swift for the link to a heart warming story Laughing out loud

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What a happy ending Smiling Smiling Smiling .....Thanks for keeping us posted Swift.

Johanna Laughing out loud

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Thank you Swift! A lovely story to watch unfold. I hope we get to see a picture of them in the grass Smiling

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Wonderful story Swift and thanks. Next year again? Laughing out loud

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Thanks Swift for the great story Laughing out loud

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