Hi there all,
As I was driving up to Toowoomba yesterday morning, I was amazed to see a
huge flock (some 750 to 1,000 individuals) of Magpie Geese in a recently
ploughed-up maize paddock opposite the Gatton UQ campus on the Warrego
Highway. I have seen only the occasional small gathering of Magpie Geese in
SEQ, but never such an enormous number at once. Certainly further north such
numbers might be commonly seen. Could it be the extremely dry conditions
experienced throughout Queensland this summer and autumn?
The geese appeared to be having a feeding frenzy, but as I was smoking along
at 110 km/hr at the time and I was late for an appointment, I didn't u-turn
and have a closer look. Coming home this afternoon, of course, not a single
Have these sort of numbers been recorded often in this part of the world?
Truly memorable, even though it was for a few fleeting seconds.
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