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 normally the Plumed Whistling-Duck. One in all 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 typically is the Pacific Black Duck and this duck is without doubt one of the most versatile geese in Australia and can be found in most places.

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 hen species have bred round Broome over latest months and the Pacific Black Geese had been no completely different. Each go to to the flooded Roebuck Plains we encountered a rising inhabitants of all hen species together with the Pacific Black Geese.

Within the header picture the sunshine has captured the shiny inexperienced feathers within the secondary flight feathers. A number of the bigger households of Pacific Black Geese are already contracted 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 we have now noticed this 12 months seems to have been ready to make use of the culvert underneath the freeway as a spot to cover from predators. Usually we might see them swim underneath the freeway and reappear on the opposite aspect. I’m not certain if it was actually what helped them be extra profitable, but it surely was an excellent escape route anyway!

Pacific Black Geese swimming underneath the freeway and coming out the opposite aspect!

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