As we were driving around Phillip Island we came across these Cape Barren Geese at one of the roundabouts.
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Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)
These Cape Barren Geese were at the Phillip Island Nature Park.
After we left here we went to Rhyll Inlet and the Mangrove Walk where in the early 1980's there was a captive breeding programme for Cape Barren Geese and Magpie Geese to build up numbers after a decline. The remains of the enclosure are still there.
As the above photo shows, the programme has been successful as this one had 5 chicks in the wild.
Click on the link and scroll down to the Autumn Seasonal Walk article for more information on this area.
Part of the coast line of Phillip Island
The Nobbies with a sea fog
The Nobbies after the fog lifted
More of the coast line