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Egyptian Geese

This pair of Egyptian Geese was spotted up on the shoreline of the Freedom Pointe Lake in The Villages near the parking lot area beside the assisted living housing complex building.

The Egyptian Geese are native to Africa and were brought here to the USA to be golf course pets in some spots (they migrated here to the Villages from elsewhere).  These geese are part shell-duck and part goose.  They are attractive birds.

Egyptian Geese now are resident waterfowl here in The Villages but are not in big numbers here.  They eat grasses grains and seeds and behave in a similar manner to the Canada Geese. These geese are rust colored with cream and black and are between a duck and a goose in size.  The Egyptian Geese seem quite shy.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!  P.S.  I have not seen that Roseate Spoonbill here since my Sunday morning sighting.

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Comments on: "Egyptian Geese" (1)

  1. Hello, they are cool looking geese. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Have a great week!

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