A pair of Egyptian Geese are now regular visitors to the playing field.

A pair of Egyptian Geese are now regular visitors to the playing field.

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.

The pair seem quite at home!

The pair seem quite at home!


Our ducks and geese are back on their pond with a brand new house and new enrichment platforms! The birds have been bunking in with the chickens and turkeys as their new enclosure was built, but are now settling into their new and improved pond near Muddy Boots nursery. This has been a big project and one that was only made possible from the generous donations and help of hardworking volunteers, including volunteers from Deutsche Bank, Jones Lang Lasalle, Barclays and Mangroup! Thank you all very much for your help! Continue reading