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~
238 thoughts on “Egyptian Quackers in Germany~”
All together now, “Awwww!”
Yep! They are impossibly cute~
Beautiful creatures! Although, mom is a bit heavy on the eye-liner. (Now we see where Cleopatra got the idea.)
Cracking up….. Now her eye makeup is explained!!!!
Delightful Cindy. I do look forward to your posts as I know they are always a treat. 🙂
Hugs to you dear Lea!
And to you dear friend!
Those a beautiful birds. I’m surprised you were able to get so close to take photos of mama and babies. The Canadian geese around here usually don’t let you get within 10 feet before their hackles go up.
Yes, they are an aggressive bird, which they needed to be in order to survive in Africa. I didn’t alarm them, but the swans sure did!
Very pretty Cindy.
xxx Huge Hugs xx
Glad you enjoyed David! <3
The mamas are beautiful and the babies so cute. It is so refreshing and nice to see where exotic birds have been preserved, protected, and in their natural habitat.
These guys are definitely hardy travelers to go from Africa to Germany. They like to move around!
That’s a lot of ground (or sea) to cover, but in their case,I’m sure that time is cut down tremendously with ‘air travel’. 🙂
No baggage or TSA or delayed flights, lucky duckies!
Lucky indeed. 🙂
They are stunning aren’t they!
Yes!! And great photos!
Are the ducks part racoon? By the way, great pictures as always.
Laughing…..racoon ducks. I should have titled my post with this!!!
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More lovely bird pictures from Cindy.
Hugs to you dear Patricia & thank you! <3
Ditto…’aww’…delightful and so endearing, Cindy! You’re such a gifted photographer!
You are very kind. Thank you! You touched my <3
Very striking colors on Mother Goose! And to think those babies will grow into such beauty . . . Maybe that helps explain their sacred quality. I think I could imagine an all- creative artist’s work in those graceful shapes, and those shades that blend with and complement each other. Great photographs!
Mother Nature is just the best artist ever isn’t she, and so amazingly creative!
They are adorable, Cindy. You caught some lovely photos of them.
Thank you! It is impossible to resist these fuzzy little quackers~
They are impossible to resist…
They accept every day, just as it plays out…. lovely photos
They are so much smarter than us aren’t they! We have to practice for decades to learn this, but they just float along. They never actually worry until there is an actual problem. Imagine that! I want a duck’s life.
Love Mama’s beautiful eyes.. 🙂 Just wonderful photo’s Cindy.. Enjoy your day my friend x
Back at you Sue & thank you too!
Germany has some star power exotic ducks floating around!
Fantastic shots Cindy, it is as if they are specially posing for you 🙂
They utterly ignored me which is ideal!
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Delightful geese Cindy 💛
I love these exotics. They just say, “we’re moving!” and head off to Germany! 😉
A very good post and nice pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you more for the kind appreciation!
You are welcome!
Oh my god. So cute!!!
I can’t stand how cute they are. I was obsessed with goslings as a child and raised a bunch of them.
Beautiful creatures. Yummy too 🙂
Oh dear……I can’t eat ducks or geese after raising them and having them follow me around like mama.
That’s why we have dogs. 🙂
Always excellent photos Cindy. Take care.
You too Wally. Hope all is well with you~
Beautiful Cindy !
Thank you kindly!
Great photographs and the babies are so cute.
I always remember how much I loved goslings as a child whenever I see one.
These are gorgeous Cindy, especially the babies. They are like great balls of fluff, so cute 🙂
With these clumsy web feet bigger than their bodies, they are cuteness overload!
Seriously, SO cute.
I know. I still follow them around like a 6 year old whenever I see one!
Awww, so cute 🙂
The heck with it right! We need cute right now!
Fuzzy-wuzzy was a goose!
Awwwwwwn, they’re so cute!😘. That mother-gooslings bond almost got those tears out. Family is really a blessing.
Birds are such doting parents. I am always impressed by this.
Awww, thanks much & cheers to you!
These photos are so lovely, delightful, and cute. I love the last two especially. 🙂 <3
Beautiful post, Cindy!
You are a lovely friend Amy~ <3
I’M IN LOVE!!!!
I know! They are impossibly adorable~
Simply, irresistibly adorable! This made my morning <3 Thank you Cindy and best wishes from rainy Japan.
Lovely to hear from you & thank you too! <3
They are so cute!!! I like mama’s orange colors on the wings. They make the mama looks bright golden in the sun.
Isn’t she a beauty! Her color palette is amazing. Glad you like her & cheers to you!
So beautiful all grown up, fab coloring — but oh! those babies! Too cute!!!
Birds are just gorgeous creatures!
Adorable!! The pair at the end especially 🙂 🙂
They were hidden in the grass and mama kept going over and checking on them!
When I first found these feathered beings on the Rhine River in Germany, I was very surprised. I never saw goslings, though, they are even more gorgeous than the adults. Your photos are marvelous.
I’m so glad you’ve seen them. I saw them in Africa where they belong and remember being shocked coming from South Africa and seeing them in London in St. James Park! Wonderful to see the babies in Heidelberg!
Some of them are really cute. And fantastic pictures!
Very pleased you enjoyed them!
Such beautiful birds, with that “kohl” around their eyes, they do look “Egyptian.”
Jo Ann said Cleopatra copied them!
Gosh, they’re sweet and very pretty!
Merci beaucoup mon ami~
Definitely haven’t seen these beauties in Ohio, plus I imagine they are not in the hollow. Great find, Cindy!
We need this kind of aggressive African Goose at The Holler. I wish they would fly over!
How adorable! And mama duck is quite captivating. I’ve never seen one like her!! 🦆❤️
I first saw them in Africa and took a photo of them in The Oliphants River that is one of my favorite photos. They looked amazing in their natural home!
How exciting! I love to travel with you!! <3
You are very fun to travel with!
They are so beautiful and cute.
We need beautiful & cute these days!
Absolutely gorgeous, my friend! You’re the ducktor of photography! ♡〜*ヾ(｡✪ｖ✪｡)ﾉﾞ*ヾ〜♡
I want Ducktor Duck to be my new name!!!!! I am now thinking of legally changing it. ♡〜*ヾ(｡✪ｖ✪｡)ﾉﾞ*ヾ〜♡
Awesome! LOL! ❤️🙏
Those goslings are just sooooooo cute. I’ve never seen the young ones before, but we do have (at least) one Egyptian Goose waddling around all the walking paths quite freely at Melbourne Zoo. The adults are really rather attractive with both their colour and feather patterns.
They are gorgeous birds aren’t they. I have now seen them in the wild in Africa, Germany and Britain!
Can’t help smiling, Cindy! 🙂 🙂
Yay! I aim for smiles.
I’ve never seen these geese before. Those goslings are sooooo cute – and spotty! 😄
They needs those spots so they can fledge into all those adult colors. I saw some in St James Park right after photographing them in Africa!
Yes indeed they are!
Cute little quackers! 🙂
Fuzzy-wuzzy quackers are an cuteness overload!
Oh my what absolute beauties!
They make you happy don’t they!
Thank you Kendall~
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How about some beautiful Egyptian geese for the first full day of summer? I don’t refer to geese as quackers – that name goes to ducks – I call them “honkers!”
Ooooooh, I wish I thought of that! ‘Egyptian Honkers in Germany,’ sounds so much more puzzling! I love it and you, of course~ <3
Beautiful plumage. And the goslings are so adorable.
The more exotic the water fowl, the more adorable the offspring.
Great shots. Egyptian geese always look as if somebody threw gravy over them. 😀
Laughing…..Someone said Cleopatra got her eye makeup ideas from them and that does seem likely!
Adorable babies, Cindy. Thanks for the beautiful photos.
Thank you more for appreciating them!
These little guys are absolutely adorable! 😻🦆
They are agooseable!!! 😉 😉
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…
Smart woman! You have. Here they are:
Adorable babies and a glowing mama! Heartwarming.
She was so attentive towards her babies. It was quite moving.
You a REALLY a great photographer! 😀
You are REALLY a nice person to say so! Thank you.
You made me smile! 😊💙 Many greetings!
As usual, amazing photography. I like the circle spot around the mommy duck’s eye.
Someone said, “So that’s where Cleopatra got her makeup ideas!”
I bet it’s true.
Your cute and well photographed ducks are a joy
Your comment made me smile! <3
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 💖
You are a wonderful blogging friend Robin and I love to visit your blog and see your creative mind in action. Cheers to you & thank you too~
You have been nominated for a Liebster Award, you can pick up at link below. The huge party is tomorrow at my place, be prepared to get thrown in the pool! https://lookingforthelightblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=23743&action=edit
Huge party, see you there.
Oh how wonderful! I would love to be thrown in the pool, or better yet, take photos of other people getting dipped! Thank you so much my friend & Happy Friday! <3
They are soooo cute! Lovely photos.
Awww, thanks my friend & cheers to you! <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)
I look forward to doing so!
Enjoyed the info, Cindy, and the quacker photos are exquisite — adorable!
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
what beautiful animals. I love ducks. and your pictures are beautiful Cindy. Hoping for more beautiful pictures from you. Have a nice weekend.
What a lovely comment! Thank you & wonderful weekend to you too~
The chicks look adorable. Awww…☺
They are definitely awwww inducing…… <3
schön, dich zu lesen, mache es dir gemütlich und erhole dich gut
Danke und einen wunderschonen Sonntag.
wünsche eine gute Woche ohne Stress und Kummer
So lovely photos 🙂
Very happy you enjoyed the little quackers & cheers to you~
They are quite unique aren’t they!
These ducklings are so lovely! The light shimmering in their feathers is gorgeous
The down is ethereal isn’t it!
They look soft and cute
And so vulnerable too!
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
Merci beaucoup mon ami Bernard! 🦆
Beautiful… No words to describe..
Awwww so happy you like them! <3
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.
Exactly and they probably left Africa cuz of the lions…..
I wouldn’t want to be a little guy against those monsters of lions so yes you are probably right
They are such adorable creatures and you did such a wonderful job of photographing them. Don’t know how you do it. Amazing.
You are a very kind person! <3
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. <3
Wow! Such lovely photographs of these beautiful creatures. So lovely to look at them!
Very pleased you enjoyed them and thank you!
Love these cute little fellows…far from their original home!
They are expats! 😉 😉
Such beauties! I have never seen this kind of duck before. Thanks for sharing!
Unique little German quackers aren’t they!
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They think you have excellent taste!!! 🤣🤣
I first read “Egyptian Quakers in Germany”, and thought what was she talking about? Now I know, and the photos are beautiful! 🙂
I am honored. Thank you very much!
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
Most likely they escaped from someone who was raising them. I wish I had them nearby!
superb shots! fabulous creatures!
You are very kind and most appreciated! 🦆
I wanna touch them, they’re colorful. We don’t have it here 😀
Yes I know how you feel! They are irresistible~
Cuddly little quackers~ 🦆
The chicks are so amazing with their stripes. I remember not knowing what these goslings were once. So different to ma and pa! Stunning shots.
Ahh, so great to hear from you! Hope all is more than well~ <3
Thank you! It’s hard to top goslings in cuteness~
I’m very fond of geese and Egyptians are the prettiest!
Yes! They have looks and personality! 🦆
Cute fur balls!
I always have to fight the urge to bring them home! 🦆
OMG… they are just so stinkin’ cute! They do look rather Egyptian, with that “eye shadow.” Thanks for giving me a case of the goofy-smiles, Cindy. Mega hugs!
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~ 🦆
Awe, so very sweet.
Ducklings and goslings are the essence of sweet aren’t they and so are their protective parents!
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!
Yes. I know their presence is quite controversial and many people are not happy with them.
Such is nature & not the only “invader” making some people unhappy such as South-American nandus having escaped from farms now enjoying the corn being raised everywhere, good food!
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.
Absolutely delightful. So cute and lovely. Thank you.
He is catastic and makes our lives soooo much better!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happiest New Year! ❤ 🕛