When I took these photos at the park 2 weeks ago, I really didn’t know if they were geese or wild ducks until I saw a post ‘We Got Goosed Monday’, the geese in these photos have beautiful long neck, almost embarrassed that I couldn’t tell the difference.
“Ginger..the photo you linked is a Canada Goose. The neck doesn’t look as long because of the angle of the photo…”
So, the first 2 photos of mine are Canada geese, thank you so much for confirming.]
After doing some reading, I found out that ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than their relatives the geese and swans. The word duck, meaning the bird, came from the verb “to duck” meaning “to bend down low as if to get under something” or “to dive,” because of the way many species in the dabbling duck group feed by upending.
The photos below are geese, from fish and frog-turtle and blog.blogspot.com, from the post I mentioned above.
Below are beautiful photos of swans by Vanda’s Pictures at Flickr
There might be some similarities, but they look different. After looking at all the photos, I’m still a bit confused because my first and second photos of what I think are wild ducks look just like geese [Edited: that’s because they are Canada geese.]