Observed 7 indiduals on Pond 1 East at Hornsby Bend.
Female with ducklings on tidal creek
Domestic Swan Goose (aka Chinese White Goose) (Anser cygnoides domesticus)
1 October 2014: While exploring the lakeshore of Lake Lewisville at Little Elm Park in Little Elm, Texas in Denton County, we came upon several species of domesticated and wild aquatic waterfowl. Among these were several large specimens of the Domestic Swan Goose (aka Chinese White Goose) (Anser cygnoides domesticus). At least three different individuals are represented in our two pics in this observation which includes one image each with these large Domestic Swan Geese being in and outside the water respectively. Because their domesticated status has been arrived at due to their millennial interaction with Humans and their societies one can only state that this originally Asian derived species of goose has found a home not only in North America but in the Western Hemisphere and are therefore bonafide residents of this part of the Earth. Little Elm Park is administered by the City of Little Elm, Texas.
"Geese," Birds of North America, comparison of all the various species of geese in North America including photographs and short descriptions, accessed 11.26.15, http://www.birds-of-north-america.net/geese.html
"Confusing Domestic Geese (and hybrids)," All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, photographs of North American geese and hybrids with short descriptions, accessed 11.26.15, http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/domgeese.htm
The Merganser and Grebe were hanging out fishing together.
Anseriformes is an order of birds. It comprises about 150 living species in three families: Anhimidae (the screamers), Anseranatidae (the Magpie Goose), and Anatidae, the largest family, which includes over 140 species of waterfowl, among them the ducks, geese, and swans.