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Monday, 26 May 2014

Breeding Greylag Geese


Greylay Geese with five young, south Kerry, 25th May 2014 (M.O'Clery).

These Greylag Geese have nested at exactly the same spot as last year, at a lake site in south Kerry. It is the only known site for nesting Greylags in Kerry, and there is a small flock of adults in the general area which commute between two wetland sites throughout the year, but whether these are derived from wild stock, or are of domestic origin, is not yet known. Either way, it seems this breeding site has hosted several nesting pairs for the past 3 to 4 years.