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Varieties of Geese Seen in The Villages, Florida

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

Another Waterbird Extravaganza!

Great Blue Heron, Great Egrets, Snowy Egret, ducks

Great Blue Heron, Great Egrets, Snowy Egret, ducks

Five Great Blue Herons, White Pelicans, Great Egrets, Snowy Egret, ducks, Cormorants

Five Great Blue Herons, White Pelicans, Great Egrets, Snowy Egret, ducks, Cormorants

White Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants

White Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants

 

 

Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, American White Pelicans, Double Crested Cormorants, Snowy Egrets, Canada Geese, what looks like a rarely seen Snow Goose, White Ibises, Bufflehead Ducks, Mallard Ducks, an Osprey, Seagulls, and a few Lesser Scaup Ducks were all spotted yesterday afternoon at a wonderful little private park lake, Lake Paradise, at Paradise Park in The Villages, Florida.

Seeing all the numerous birds is very pleasant and is similar to what I used to see at Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida.  Mostly the crowd of birds are migratory Winter visitors.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Hen Bufflehead Duck

Hen Bufflehead Duck

Probably what is a Snow Goose???

Probably what is a Snow Goose???

Osprey (Sea Eagle or Sea Hawk)

Osprey (Sea Eagle or Sea Hawk)

 

Mallard Ducks

Mallard Ducks

Great Egrets, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret

Great Egrets, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret

Drake (male) Bufflehead Duck

Drake (male) Bufflehead Duck

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