Egyptian Goose with water sprayers in the backlight

NilgansViolent hunting with water sprayers in the backlight. This is what the ambitious natural photographer likes to find in order to approach a bird species with action photographs. It pays additionally to photograph a colorful goose.

Interesting for the photographer are the preferred bathing places. They are visited by the birds with regularity. Here they clean the plumage extensively, so that the water splashes like crazy. In the backlight, the dynamics of the spraying water are especially effective. The striking white wings with black and green badges make the flight picture unmistakable and also a worthwhile motif. However, Egyptian Geese are not frequent flyers, and a flight shot requires some luck. Their combination of colors makes these birds appear to be less appealing at first sight. But nevertheless, these birds are extremely fascinating study objects for bird photographers: the combination of earth tones and metallic shining colors of the plumage, paired with pink legs and an orange iris convince the observer on the second glance that they are really very attractive birds.

Today, these sole members of the genus Alopochen are frequently found in many places. Its spread in Europe originated in Great Britain, where it was released. The population rapidly increased. As the English Channel is not a serious geographic barrier, it was only a matter of time before the first birds appeared on the European mainland. Since 1980, the Egyptian Goose has been established in Germany and its population has already reached an impressive size.

If you are looking for the Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiacus) you have to memorize the typical chatter of this species, because the deliberately calling male Egyptian Goose does not hide.

To cope with the growing demand for top shots of the rarer species of the Palearctic Bird-Lens is keen to enrich the range of pictures of birds not only for the Western Palearctic. Trips to remote places to capture images of rare birds were very successful. The nice image you find in the blog is only a first impression, what you will find in the gallery in the “Picture Shop” very soon. Just give me a message, if could serve you with an image needed before the new pictures are online.

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