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Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are among the group of Florida Mottled Ducks at a small lake near the Spanish Springs Square area of The Villages, Florida.  The lake is home to a variety of waterfowl, and wading birds.  There is abundant food in the water so this lake has become popular with the ducks.  I often go this lake to watch all the action and photograph the birds, ducks, and geese.

Sometimes ducks will start a second family of the year in Summer.  If you look carefully, you will see an adult Whistler (Pink bill and brown head) at the front of the line of Whistler ducklings.  I took these pictures on August 27, 2015.  These ducklings have a blue bill which later turns pink as they grow to adults.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the very slightly larger image.  Enjoy!DSC_6231



Comments on: "Wednesday’s Whistler Ducks: The Ducklings" (6)

  1. yay!!!!! 😀 big smile from me!

  2. I love the Whistling ducks, so happy to see you sharing some today! Great photos. Enjoy your evening and the rest of the week!

    • Hi Eileen, Glad you like them. I do too! By the way, I tried unsuccessfully to post to your blog tonight as the OpenID issues have struck yet again between Google and WordPress. Oh well. Your Egret & Heron fence was fun. I also loved that gorgeous photo of the Moon. Good post as usual. Have a tremendous Friday tomorrow!

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