Magpie Geese Breeding at Lake Cowal Near Forbes NSW

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 09:58
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As a result of the recent floods here at Forbes, Magpie Geese have been sighted with young on Lake Cowal.

Apparently this has happened before but is considered very unusual!
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Reply By: Member - Megan and Kevin D - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 10:07

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 10:07
Would love a photo! Megan
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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 10:19

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 10:19
Haven't seen a photo yet! Just a report of a sighting. We've had Magpie Geese here for months now because of all the flood water. Lake Cowal covers something like 13000 hectares.
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Reply By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 11:06

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 11:06
Interestingly I was listening to ABC yesterday, and the particular interviewee commented that Magpie Geese were all over Australia at one time, and habitat change has reduced their range to the top end.
Good to hear some of our native birds are trying to fight back.
Bob
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 11:20

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 11:20
Gday
Being a protected spieces , they possibly taste real good.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 11:54

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 11:54
Yeah, I've often wondered what they taste like!!!
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 12:28

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 12:28
'spieces'

I like that subtle combination species and spices :)
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 12:50

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 12:50
The ABC discussion I referred to above was about bush tucker.
The fellow made the comment that these birds were about the most succulent he has eaten.
Steps have been taken/attempted to harvest them from mango farms instead of being shot.
There was the implication to supply them to the market in the small numbers which could be available from indigenous programs.
They taste a bit like cassowary.
Bob
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Follow Up By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 12:57

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 12:57
Gday
We need spices to go with the species to give the maximum flavours , i was told that cassowary tasted a bit like cane toad, with a slight after taste of wasabi.
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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 13:41

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 13:41
And I thought it was horseradish
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Follow Up By: George_M - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 20:54

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 20:54
The only time I ever used that jack handle...
Come any closer and I'll rip your throat out!

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Follow Up By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 22:42

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 22:42
Cranks my handle
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Reply By: Bob R4 - Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 22:47

Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 at 22:47
Seems your thread has been hijacked Notso, but I'm sure the humour reflects our happiness to know that Magpie Geese are on the move.
They are an iconic bird by any standard.
Bob
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