Saturday, December 10, 2011

Geese at Crescent Lake Park

Chinese goose swimming across the lake.

These might be siblings.


The male anhinga is showing off in front of the goose. The goose is not paying attention.

There's a small flock of chinese geese that live at Crescent Lake Park in St. Petersburg. I think there were only four a few years ago but they keep breeding. And chinese geese are known for good breeding. They look pretty and graceful from far away but can be very aggressive if you get close to them without food. People feed them so they are used to being fed and if you walk by them too close on the sidewalk they come running looking for food. The morning I was there, they were in the water the entire time. Floating around close to shore so they didn't come honking at me.


  1. love their bills! so pretty! but, yeah, i wuldn't like the aggression part!

  2. That Anhinga is gorgeous! We had some similar geese at our local parks till a few months ago when they were rounded up (along with some domestic ducks) to find new homes where they wouldn't compete for resources with the natives...

  3. Wonderful images of your lovely geese and that last image is fantastic...

  4. I wouldn't want to be chased by a goose, that's for sure. I understand they make very good watchdogs, however.
    Love the spread of wings on the anhinga.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. preciosas fotos, la segunda es original.
    Saludos y abrazos.

  6. The Chinese Geese are lovely birds. I love the Anhinga with wings outspread!