Re: [CVBirds] exotic waterfowl
- We also had a pair of Egyptian Geese at the Ceres Sewage Ponds and the workers were really excited to show it off to me and especially excited to learn that they were "Egyptian" Goose. They were less than thrilled to hear they were escapees from a local game farm. They really wanted it to be something rare. Kinda like me I guess.
P.S. This was sent to me regarding the exotics
It contains e-mail addresses of gamebird breeders state by
----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Deuel
To: Steve Hampton
Cc: STA_Birds@egroups.com ; email@example.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 10:56 AM
Subject: Re: [CVBirds] exotic waterfowl
I'm sure we've all seen escaped exotic waterfowl in the Central Valley
many times, and a discussion of same might be tedious for some, but at
the risk of opening that Pandora's box, I'd like to mention there is a
beautiful adult Bar-headed Goose hanging out with Canada Geese on a
private golf course here in Redding right now. We've also had a pair of
Egyptian Geese moving around from place to place for the last year or
Steve Hampton wrote:
> I have a friend who has a big collection in the Denair area and he gave me a lot of info re: exotic waterfowl. We mostly talked about ducks and Smews, etc. I do believe he has Red-br Geese. I also spoke with another guy near Chico. Geese are easy to take care of, so may be widely kept (whereas mergansers are difficult and expensive). There are lots of exotic waterfowl keepers in the Central Valley-- lots of land to create farm ponds, and lots of hunters who like waterfowl (many of the collectors are avid hunters).
> In general, these guys love to talk about their birds and answer questions, so I recommend tracking them down via the internet or other ways.
> Interestingly, Tufted Ducks are commonly kept and often free-flying-- but I don't think we see escapees. Otherwise, we'd be finding them in the summer as well as winter, I would think.
> Steve Hampton
> Resource Economist
> Office of Spill Prevention and Response
> California Dept of Fish and Game
> PO Box 944209
> Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
> (916) 323-4724 phone
> (916) 324-8829 fax
> Central Valley Birds [CVBirds] may be accessed through the web site at: http://www.egroups.com/list/central_valley_birds
Bruce Deuel bdeuel@...
Central Valley Birds [CVBirds] may be accessed through the web site at: http://www.egroups.com/list/central_valley_birds
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