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Whistling Duck Wednesday


The Black-bellied Whistlers here in my neighborhood hang out at one quiet residential end of the little park lake.  They apparently are enjoying the scratch feed someone (not me) is leaving for them to eat.  The bunch includes quite a number of youngsters among that flock.  The juveniles have a grey-blue bill, legs and feet.  Adults Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have the pink bill, legs, and feet.

This flock shares the lake with Lesser Scaups, Mallards, Mottled Ducks, Muscovy Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, and even a Bufflehead Duck, in addition to a variety of wading birds, Pied-billed Grebes, and geese!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!




Comments on: "Whistling Duck Wednesday" (5)

  1. They are interesting. I can see why some folks like having them around nearby.

    • Hi Montucky, Wild but kind of like having a pet. I think also having the ducks around one’s yard would help with insect control. These ducks whistle and really do not quack like the lively and fairly loud Mallard Ducks do. The Whistlers are also very pretty. Have a great day and thanks for your wonderful comments! Happy New Year!

  2. and they turn that quiet end of the pond into a whistling festival. 🙂 as they do my pond and yard. 🙂

    • Hi Tex, Yes, those ducks do. You are lucky to have these beautiful birds as pond residents or extended guests. Lovely lovely ducks. Have a wonderful day today! I appreciate your fun and insightful comments!

  3. Hi, my favorite! Great capture of the Whistling Ducks. I wish we saw them here. Have a great evening and weekend ahead!

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