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#1 cany

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:46 AM

Found these on the banks of the Santa Ana River today. Yes, I know they are not native. But they are cute.
There's six little ones in there.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:05 AM

Goslings are darling! And Egyption geese are pretty fine looking as well. I understand they're starting to naturalize?
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:28 AM

yep, egyptian geese. cute picture

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:10 AM

I think California and Florida are in competition for which state has the largest number of breeding invasives. :mellow: These guys might have less impact than 18 foot long snakes, though.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:15 PM

I HATE INTRODUCED SPECIES>>>>>FROM THE SMALLEST BUG TO THE BIGGEST SNAKE. <_< <_< <_< <_< <_<

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

I think it's kind of funny, Egyptian Geese aren't really geese. They're in the shelduck family.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

Found these on the banks of the Santa Ana River today. Yes, I know they are not native. But they are cute.
There's six little ones in there.

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Probably the same ones I took pictures of on Saturday :P well, maybe. I was at Yorba Regional.

I didn't think these guys were too harmful to native species (from something I read). But dunno.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:21 AM

I think it's kind of funny, Egyptian Geese aren't really geese. They're in the shelduck family.


Speaking of which...anyone know what makes a shelduck a shelduck? :)
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:25 AM

Probably the same ones I took pictures of on Saturday :P well, maybe. I was at Yorba Regional.

I didn't think these guys were too harmful to native species (from something I read). But dunno.


Ah ha! Were there four little ones when you saw them? I read that on OCBirding I think. Well, now there are six:) I crawled through the wooden fence at the back of Yorba and was walking the trail there. It's such a wonderfully great area because of all the vegetation in the river. I saw a couple things I couldn't even identify.

I was slightly east of the "lake" but on the river trail. They were very carefully guarding their little ones.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:27 AM

I HATE INTRODUCED SPECIES>>>>>FROM THE SMALLEST BUG TO THE BIGGEST SNAKE. <_< <_< <_< <_< <_<

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I promise I won't tell them:)

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