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Canada Geese at Lake Paradise

Canada Geese at Lake Paradise

Canada Geese, Egyptian Geese, a Snow Goose, and Chinese Geese are the United Nations of Geese here in The Villages, Florida!  We have a lot of ponds and small lakes here plus numerous golf courses and parks.  These three breeds of geese are predominately the geese seen in the area.  There also occasionally are a few Canada Geese hybrids (likely interbreeding with Chinese Geese or possibly Greylag Geese).  I have only spotted a single Snow Goose, but who knows, there could be a small flock here in other places.

The Canada Geese are numerous.  There only are a few small flocks of the Egyptian Geese and the Chinese Geese.  By the way, the Chinese Geese are a domestic farm breed and either were middle of the night donations, or were escapees.   All of these geese enjoy grains and grass to eat.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that picture.  Enjoy!

Egyptian Geese at Lake Paradise

Egyptian Geese at Lake Paradise

The lone Snow Goose at Lake Paradise

The lone Snow Goose at Lake Paradise

Chinese Geese at Lake Mira Mar

Chinese Geese at Lake Mira Mar at the Veteran’s Park

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Comments on: "Varieties of Geese Seen in The Villages, Florida" (4)

  1. THe Egyptian geese are pretty cool. I had never seen them before.

    • Hi Montucky, They truly are supposed to be in Northern Africa but somehow or with help, they arrived in North America (mostly Florida). They are now established but in no way in big numbers. I think this is last 15 years. Have a great Tuesday tomorrow!

  2. The Chinese geese are a new one on me. What adorable beaks they have!

    • Hi Celebrate Silence, They are attractive geese. I think one may want to not get too close as they sometimes can be pretty temperamental and peck. Just my own long ago experience (I was a teen so take this with a grain of salt). Have a great day tomorrow!

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