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Egyptian Goose

Sailor Bar, American River Parkway / Sacramento County, California


After reading an email that an Egyptian Goose had been seen at the boat ramp at Sailor Bar on the American River Parkway I decided to go see if I could get some quality photos of it on 8/27/2014 and then again on 8/29/2014. My first set of images were not to my liking so on 9/26/2014 I took my twin brother, Dennis, who has been visiting here since 9/11/2014, to see if we could still see the Egyptian Goose. Surprisingly, the goose was within 20 feet of the same location when I first had seen it and the images are much better than my first visit, thankfully. I returned back to Sailor Bar on 9/30/2014 with my Mom and this image, along with a few others that I will be posting, have enough quality to them that they are worthy of being on Flickr.


The Egyptian Goose is not native to California or the USA so, obviously, someone must have either released it here or it escaped from a waterfowl collection and decided to mingle with the other waterfowl since there are other forms of waterfowl near the boat ramp that are also not native here.

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Taken on September 30, 2014