Blue-winged Goose Cyanochen cyanopterus

Native to Ethiopia, this individual is of course an escape from captivity and was associating with feral Egyptian Geese. It's been at Swanton Morley, intermittently, for several years now and is often heard before it's seen.

Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 9-Jun-07 Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 9-Jun-07

escaped Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 9th June 2007

 

Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 6-May-07 Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 6-May-07
Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 6-May-07 Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 6-May-07

escaped Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th May 2007

 

Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 02-Jun-04 Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 02-Jun-04

escaped Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 2nd June 2004

 

Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 21-Jun-08 Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 21-Jun-08
Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 21-Jun-08 Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 21-Jun-08

escaped Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 21st June 2008

 

Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 8-Apr-07 Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 8-Apr-07

escaped Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 8th April 2007

 

Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 27-Aug-07 Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 6-May-07

escaped Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 27th August 2007

 

escaped Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 6th May 2007

 

Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley, 13-Sep-08  

escaped Blue-winged Goose, Swanton Morley (Norfolk, UK), 13th September 2008

 

Click here to hear this bird's call on some very poor video footage (note: this is a large file, 6.6MB, so it may take a while to open even with a fast connection!)