Pacific Black Geese – 10,000 Birds


Right here in Broome we observe a wide variety of geese and essentially the most prolific on the Broome Poo Ponds is often the Plumed Whistling-Duck. One among our favorite geese is the Pink-eared Duck. There are additionally Hardheads, Wandering Whistling-Geese, Gray Teal, Australian Wooden Geese and the occasional inflow of Freckled Geese or an Australian Shoveler. The opposite duck species that we observe usually is the Pacific Black Duck and this duck is among the most versatile geese in Australia and will be present in most locations.

Pacific Black Geese lay as much as 16 eggs and typically two clutches are raised in a 12 months. Nevertheless, not all of those ducklings will survive or we’d be invaded with geese! Many chicken species have bred round Broome over current months and the Pacific Black Geese had been no totally different. Each go to to the flooded Roebuck Plains we encountered a rising inhabitants of all chicken species together with the Pacific Black Geese.

Within the header photograph the sunshine has captured the shiny inexperienced feathers within the secondary flight feathers. A few of the bigger households of Pacific Black Geese are already shriveled and by the point the younger ducklings appear to be the adults their numbers have diminished. The stripe round their eyes makes them fairly a particular duck.

Pacific Black Geese

One of many bigger households of Pacific Black Geese that now we have noticed this 12 months seems to have been ready to make use of the culvert below the freeway as a spot to cover from predators. Typically we’d see them swim below the freeway and reappear on the opposite facet. I’m not positive if it was actually what helped them be extra profitable, nevertheless it was an excellent escape route anyway!

Pacific Black Geese swimming below the freeway and coming out the opposite facet!


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