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Nene / Hawaiian Geese at the waterhole

By gonedigital62
These Geese would have become extinct in their native Hawaiian Islands but for the late sir Peter Scott son of doomed Antarctic explorer captain Robert Falcon Scott setting up an essential breeding programme at the newly established Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the 1950s.

These birds are too trusting by nature and were falling victim to domestic cats and wild rodents that were engulfing the Islands at the time. I was chatting to the outdoor cleaner at WWT Slimbridge and he told me their numbers have increased in their homeland recently, which is a lot better than a smack on the face hey!

Anyway lecture over folks, enjoy your bank holiday Monday if your fortunate enough to get the day off. All comments are welcome and thanks for viewing. 🐦

Tags: Bird photography Sunny day Endangered species Wwt slimbridge Pets and captive animals Hawaiian geese Nene Goose

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30 May 2016 2:24PM
Great shot Smile

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