Welcome to our Sunday Selfie project. Meet one of our Magpie Geese, whose family has been breeding on our lake for generations, with around 14 chicks per clutch. They live to around 40 years old in the wild, and are very showy, making a loud honking noise to communicate.
Their feet are only partially webbed, although the Magpie Goose will feed on vegetable matter in the water as well as on land. Magpie Geese have a gradual moult all year around, so they don’t have a flightless period.
Magpie Geese generally feed on larvae and pupae usually found under rocks, aquatic animals, plant material, seeds, small fish, snails and crabs.
Young Magpie Geese stay with the family for a number of months, and most of ours have stayed for years.
Hope you enjoyed meeting one of our Magpie Geese. We have known them so many years, they are family. Don’t forget to stop by our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, its open all week every week. We look forward to you visiting us again. *waves paw* :=o)