Those visiting the playing field located between the Village Green and our Duck Pond may have noticed some unusual visitors recently, a pair of Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiacus). While our ponds are frequently visited by Mallards (Anas platyrhynchos), our latest visitors are an usual species for the farm.
The Egyptian Goose is an African native related to the shelduck. The first individuals of this species were introduced to Britain from Africa to decorate ornamental ponds. Feral populations have since become established in areas such as Norfolk. You can find out more about this species from the RSPB and Bird Life.