Dinosaur of the week: Egyptian Goose

Alopoegyptian goose

These two Alopochen aegyptica were part of a feral population in Regent’s Park, but I’ve also seen this species in southern Africa in its natural habitat.

The overall numbers of these geese are declining because of shooting and poisoning.


Dinosaur of the week: Eurasian Coot

eurasian cootAdmire the feet of Fulica atra. The species suffers from several threads: hunting, wetland drainage, oil pollution, and drowning in fishing nets, to name but a few. Biggest enemy: Homo sapiens. This one though was fairly safe in Regent’s Park, London.

Dinosaur of the week: Western Marsh Harrier

marsh harrier

This Circus aeruginosus was flying over the reeds of Otmoor, an RSPB reserve. The species is facing threats like shooting and in Otmoor in particular habitat loss because some nitwits want to build another road in the area. If you’re like me not happy with this and you live in the UK or are a Brit, please consider signing this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/217244 Thank you!