Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were out in force at Tuscawilla Park in downtown Ocala, Florida when I was there last week. I enjoy watching the cute “Whistlers”! There were older juveniles among the flock of adults. You can tell the youngsters by their grey-bluish bills and feet. The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks’ bills, and feet will turn bright pink as they become adults.
The group of ducks I saw last week appears to be a resident Florida flock. I expect many migratory ducks to arrive here in Central Florida in coming months. I think the largest waterbird gathering at Tuscawilla Park happens in late January and early February. Please click on the thumbnail image to see a very slightly larger version of that photo. Enjoy! P.S. Sorry for the slightly late post today – I just forgot. I do not use auto post. Wildlifewatcher