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Hoeke - Damme

Hoeke and Damme, 5 km from Zeebrugge, are flooded with different types of geese in the winter months.
They stay almost all winter unless there is a lot of snow, then they continue to France
In Belgium, the hunters are not allowed to shoot at these geese, but in France, regular hunters or fake hunters are shot

I think I have also seen gray geese, the most common representative in the Netherlands, and the prototype, of the group of gray or gray geese.

This genus contains many species that mainly have black feathers, black head and black, long neck. Typical for this type of black geese is the white band from the throat to the cheeks. The black neck changes into a whitish chest. This is in contrast to the species of the Anser genus. The plumage is the same for both sexes. The body length is 55 to 100 cm and the weight 3 to 6 kg.
These predominantly herbivorous birds spend the night on the water and eat during the day, both on the water and on land. Their food consists mainly of grasses, seeds and grain. It has also been observed that they also consume animal food such as the eggs of the common thief (Sterna hirundo), flies (Ephydra hians) and shellfish such as the little nun (Macoma balthica).
The female lays 4 to 8 white eggs, which are incubated for about 30 days.

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Canon EOS 7D
File Size 22,1MB
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7/01/2015 11:26:40
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EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
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