So, the phone beeped this morning and it was Karen texting me 'I think the Egyptian Goose is still here - saw a funny looking bird by the watersports inlet, was being very noisy'. And by jove with such prompt news and detailed directions, I was on it, them (an adult and a juvenile) like a flash. RBA and BirdGuides, take note of your challenger.
|adult Egyptian Goose, Greenland Dock|
|and then they multiplied...|
|Sandwich Terns busily feeding young|
|One of the more mature chicks in the colony|
|A lone Common Gull - short-billed but not a Short-billed|
|two of many vocal Med Gulls - they seemed to prefer more vegetated areas to breed than B-h Gulls|