Egyptian Quackers in Germany~


Is there anything more winsome than newly hatched Egyptian goslings?

Mama is quite a beauty too!

Germany has a wonderful selection of exotic birds swimming in their lakes and rivers.

Egyptian Geese originated in the Nile Valley and Africa, and were considered sacred by the Ancient Egyptians who first domesticated them.

People bought these geese as ornamental birds and many escaped, establishing feral colonies all over Western Europe.

I saw these beauties swimming in The Neckar River in Heidelberg during my April trip.

Cheers to you from The Holler, and from the hopefully, still-happily paddling geese in Germany~

235 thoughts on “Egyptian Quackers in Germany~

  1. The goslings look happy, calm and cared for (geese seem to be good parents). They are endearing, aren’t they? As for mama, I think I’ve seen her on Greek pots…

  2. Cindy, I have noticed you around my blog and really appreciate your sweet likes and comments, too.
    These ducklings have very intricate patterns on them! So sweet and well fed, they seem to radiate “cuteness!” Awww! They are so perfectly cuddly looking. xo 💖

  3. I liked the pictures.
    I would like to invite you visit El zoco del escriba and check it out my pictures of Morocco.
    Alberto Mrteh (El zoco del escriba)

  4. Bonjour mon ami ou mon amie CINDY jolis canetons

    Je n’ai aucune raison de courir

    La vie me donne le temps

    Soit dans le sens du vent ou à contre courant

    Mais je vais toujours devant moi

    Même si parfois je piétine ou je vais à reculons

    Mais je réussirais et traverserais ce pont de L’avenir

    Pour finalement arriver chez toi

    Je te souhaite une agréable journée

    Gros bisous d’amitié

    Bernard

  5. You got me confuse at the beggining with the title since I thought I read Quaker as in those guys that make cakes, so an Egyptian that makes cakes in Germany….. I was just confused.
    Cute little birds but it seems they didn’t like too much Egypt, probably because of the heat so they moved to Germany with the Vikings.

      • I’ve never seen anything like those geese and you make them so alive for me. Even with my vision, I can see your photos so absolutely clear. I promise you, very few photographers can do what you do. I’m a “Just the facts” kind of person. I do not sugar coat anything. I won’t say anything mean but I will not patronize. My son wants to be a photographer. I think he has the technical aspect of it down, just not the heart of it. I do not lavish parental ooze. It would be unkind of me.

        • Yes. Genuine kindness is sincere. There is a big difference isn’t there, from this and insincere flattery, which is dishonest and actually unkind. It is easy to sense the difference. Genuine kindness makes you feel good, insincere flattery does not. ❤

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  7. So sweet Cindy! We have a small contingent of Egyptian geese in the park where I walk. I wonder how they got here to Socal?? Beautiful photographed– like always! xox

    • Awww, your comment made me smile. And they do have Cleopatra eye shadow. Someone suggested that Cleopatra may have gotten the idea from them and that makes a lot of sense doesn’t it! Hugs back to you my friend~ 🦆

  8. Nice photos of these also aggressive invasive birds withdrawing the local species. From our balcony in Berlin we can watch a great diversity of birds also in winter. They find good conditions here!

        • Where I live it is the coyote. People hate them. I used to be afraid of them when I first moved to The Holler, until I wised up, and learned to live in peace with them. A good fence made all the difference. People hate coyotes because they kill domestic animals and because they are the most adaptable and evolutionarily successful predator in north america. Maybe we ought to admire them instead for their evolutionary success.

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