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What duck? River Mosel, near Cochem, Germany

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Old Thursday 2nd August 2012, 09:34   #1
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What duck? River Mosel, near Cochem, Germany

Any ideas on this fellow?
Hybrid or am I just too blind (again) to find him in the Collins....
Taken 2 weeks ago.

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Old Thursday 2nd August 2012, 09:49   #2
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Any ideas on this fellow?
Hybrid or am I just too blind (again) to find him in the Collins....
Taken 2 weeks ago.

Thanks &
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It's an Egyptian Goose.

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Hi Nicole,

That's an Egyptian Goose - there's an expanding population of introduced birds in nw Europe.

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Hi again, Nicole: although the present-day Egyptian Goose populations in Europe come from introductions and escapes (the Dutch population is probably the source of your Cochem bird), it was once a European breeding species up to the 17th century in Voyvodina, where it was a prized quarry species (see the species account in The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds). Technically, therefore, it might better be described as a re-introduction...

It won't be long before the 2012 Mosel young wines are available!
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Hi again, Nicole: although the present-day Egyptian Goose populations in Europe come from introductions and escapes (the Dutch population is probably the source of your Cochem bird), it was once a European breeding species up to the 17th century in Voyvodina, where it was a prized quarry species (see the species account in The EBCC Atlas of European Breeding Birds). Technically, therefore, it might better be described as a re-introduction...

It won't be long before the 2012 Mosel young wines are available!
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PS I have a weakness for Piesporter...
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LOL, thanks everyone!
I had an eye on the Egyptian fellow, but thought it couldn't be :-)
I think it kind of funny that I see one in Germany, instead of Egypt :-)

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Have been in the vineyards that day. It will be a little while still until the wines for 2012 are ready, hehe :-)
Never tried a Piesporter... :)
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First. Egyptian Goose. Second ( and more importantly - Hi Nichole. Welcome back ).

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LOL, thanks everyone!
I had an eye on the Egyptian fellow, but thought it couldn't be :-)
I think it kind of funny that I see one in Germany, instead of Egypt :-)
There is a big population in Belgium and The Netherlands and they are expanding fast.

Cf: http://waarnemingen.be/waarneming/view/49827768 (Belgium)
http://waarneming.nl/waarneming/view/40270860 (Netherlands)

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Hi Nicole

Nice to meet you here, and yes that is an Egyptian Goose in your photo

We have a healthy few in the UK - and I know they are at Rutland Water in the UK...one of many places to find them

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Thanks folks! :-)
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