Fall Walk

Yesterday André and I went for a nice long walk around our village to enjoy the balmy 20°C (68°F) weather and stopped by two small lakes nearby. Besides the usual mallards (Stockenten) and coots (Blässhühner) we saw two Egyptian geese (Nilgänse) on the first lake, but they were too far away to photograph. I’ve seen them there before, though. The Egyptian goose is an invasive species that has established self-sustaining populations all over Germany.

This is the second lake:

On this one, there were four grown white swans and one adolescent one which looked quite young for the season and was following another swan, presumably its mother.