Six rapidly growing Egyptian goslings have enlivened Laggan Waters, Amberglen Retirement Village, during March. They have evaded the predators that often take them when newly hatched. Egyptian geese are endemic to Africa, south of the Sahara Desert and the River Nile where they were considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians. The adult birds pair for life and, once the goslings are hatched they are cared for by both parents.
Photos credit: Brian Wakeford