Cape Barren Goslings!

Cape Barren Geese and young

Cape Barren Geese and young

One of the early highlights of the trip to Serendip, near Lara, was seeing the Cape Barren Geese with their young. Not sure if they are called goslings but they were very cute.

The adults are big birds and observing them in the sanctuary they go just about wherever they want. It is easy to see from their size why they were hunted and eaten in the past.

Usually 4-5 eggs are laid and then incubated for about 35 days. The young stay with the parents for about 6 weeks then have to fend for themselves. We observed at least 2 lots of young.

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