RE: [OrangeCountyBirding] Domesticated Egyptian Geese?
> I moved to Irvine in October, so I am new to the area. I justCraig,
> returned from golfing at the Rancho San Joquin Golf Course for the
> first time. After the pond at the 7th hole I saw two geese, one had
> brighter markings than the other. I assume one was a male the other
> Unfortunately I did not have my digital camera, so my memory is
> imperfect. I found a picture of an Egyptian Goose on page 44 of the
> Kaufman Focus Guides, 'Birds of North America', which appears to
> match my memory of the pair. Has anyone seen these birds on the
> course? I assume that they are a domesticated pair supported by the
> course as I was able to approach quite closely.
You can find Egyptian Geese around OC -- I've seen them at the Santa Ana
River in Anaheim and Huntington Central Park to name two locations. Rumor
I've heard is that they were originally part of the old Lion Country Safari
drive-through wildlife park that used to be in Irvine.
> Thank you,
> Craig Gift