Monday, October 18, 2010

Florida ducks

This is an old, scanned photo, taken at Silver Springs Park about 22 years ago. What surprises me, even though I took the photograph, is that I don't recall seeing this particular brand of duck anywhere in Florida! I wonder if they were some exotic breed brought in to the park to give the tourists a thrill?

I apologize for the image quality.

9 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

Quit apologizing--the quality is fine but I guess the ducks aren't. Where did they go. Maybe they should apologize MB

joo said...

Nice fellows - I've never seen them here!
Have a lovely day:)

Chris said...

Hi Jacob,
These are Egyptian geese and are not supposed to be in your country and you're right, they probably escaped from a park or zoo! We also have them in France, imported for Zoo, but then they escaped and have started to breed in France. Another human mistake!

bfarr said...

Interesting looking geese (based on Chris' comment). They look like they have black eyes.

JM said...

Have never seen this species before. They are so cute!

greg urbano said...

lovely shot!

tapirgal said...

I was also going to say, "What unusual ducks!" And a nice looking photo for being so ancient! :)

Lisa Wilson said...

I have never seen this kind of duck before!

Aeray said...

This is an old post, but I was looking around everywhere for a photo of the ducks we say today and this is it! There are some here in The Villages, FL. How interesting... are the for sure "Egyptian Geese"?