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This small flock of Black-bellied “Whistlers” was happily hanging out at a small backyard pond in Northwestern Marion County, Florida when I came by and snapped these pictures.  This pond is out in horse country and is a shared facility between several homes.  I took the pictures from the side of the road.  I snuck up on the pair above to get this rather close-up photo with my long lens (I stayed far enough away from the birds so as not to disturb them as much as possible).

I have taken pictures near this pond before and have frequently spotted Canada Geese, a Great Blue Heron and various ducks.  I was absolutely thrilled to spot the flock of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks.  I believe this particular flock of the ducks are native here in Florida and are not migratory.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!



Comments on: "Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at a Pond" (6)

  1. They are my favorite duck and so darn cute. It is nice you see some that do not migrate. Great shots. Have a great Friday and a happy weekend!

  2. They are interesting and very pretty too. I’ve never seen one.

  3. you know i love them dearly. 🙂 love those pink feet dangling as they take off and land. and i had a pair sitting on my board fence this morning, too. i almost snuck out to take photos but just watched them for a bit from the front porch. 🙂

    • Hi Whistler Wisperer (AKA Tex), I think of you when I spot Whistling Ducks. Glad you have your flock still there on your pond. I enjoyed seeing this little flock here in my area. Have a pleasant weekend!

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