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Old Jul 2, 2013, 1:39 PM   #1
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Default Waterfowls of Waller Park in Santa Maria

We drove down south to Santa Maria to help my son's relocation from Los Angeles. I stumbled upon this county park with a couple lagoons where there lived a lot of large waterfowls. Most of the residents there are Graylag Geese and Mallard Ducks. Apparently most of them are hybrids and come with different size and color. The following 5 pictures are Graylag Geese. All pictures were taken with a Panasonic DMC-G3 with the 45-200mm G Vario f/4.5-6.3 lens.
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Default Other residents of Waller Park Lagoons

Other waterfowls living in the same lagoon at Waller Park.
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Canon EOS T3i, 7D and 70D EF 17-40mm f/4L, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM, 430 EXII Flash.
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Old Jul 3, 2013, 1:24 PM   #3
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#2 and #3 neck looks special... Is it one off or most have them?
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#2 and #3 neck looks special... Is it one off or most have them?
No 2 and 3 are the same goose. This is a hybrid goose. Pure bred Graylag does not have that sac under the chin. I saw this one was pairing up with what looks like a Swan Goose. Another Graylag was pairing with a Cackling Goose. There is a lot of cross breeding going on .
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