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Egyptian geese

Unread postby GerrieB » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:00 am

I am new to this forum, and couldn't find the subject of Egyptian geese proliferation having been discussed before. If it has, please help in redirecting me. We have been holidaying at Ngwenya Lodge on the Crocodile river for many years now, and I have noticed a steady decrease in the number of yellow billed, white-faced, black and other duck / teal /goose species as the Egyptian geese proliferate at an alarming rate. Yesterday I witnessed a flock of white-faced duck flying up and down the river, looking for a place to settle down, only to be chased off by the territorial geese wherever they tried to land. They are also starting to become quite an irritation at the housing units as they become bolder and bolder. Please don't misunderstand me: I don't dislike them, it's just that it seems as if the balance is getting completely skewed at the expense of other water birds. Is this phenomenon being studied at present, and if so, are their any conclusions and/or remedies?

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