Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BELGIUM ~ The New Zwin - Greylag Goose ~

...Wonderful goose postcard...Belgium issued a few new stamps in June...and thanks to Johan I got two of them with special first day cancellations on a  matching postcard... Thanks a lot Johan !【ツ】
Photo: © Christophe Potigny

The Zwin Nature Park is a beautiful nature reserve at the Belgian coast, an ‘international bird airport’, but also a dream for plant lovers. On the 10th of June the new visitor centre as well as in the nature park opened its doors to the general public. It is a unique and varied top attraction where you experience nature to the full.

The greylag goose (Anser anser) is one of the species which can almost always be observed in the area.

The greylag goose  is a bird in the waterfowl family Anatidae. It has mottled and barred grey and white plumage and an orange beak and legs. A large bird, it measures between 74 and 91 cm(29 and 36 in) in length, with an average weight of 3.3 kg (7.3 lb). It is the type species of the genus Anser and is the ancestor of the domestic goose, having been domesticated at least as early as 1360 BC.


The New Zwin
(Issued 16-06-2016) with First Day Special Postmark

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