Black-bellied Whistling Duck are among the favorite ducks here on the blog. No wonder – “Whistlers” are just cute fun ducks! They exude a charm with their pink bills and feet. They have real personality!
I took these pictures at Lake Paradise in The Villages, Florida, this past weekend. I noticed that the home under construction at the pond end of this small lake (connected by an under-street culvert to the main body of water) was not being worked on at that moment, so I went along the shoreline beside that lot and took some long-distance pictures of the Whistlers.
Fun to note is that on the shoreline of the main lake, a homeowner has a bird feeder set up on a pole in their backyard. The Whistlers really are clever! My husband saw one of the Whistlers fly up and peck at the feeder and behold, a shower of bird seed came down. I waited but I did not catch this act at all. Those are intelligent little cuties, for sure! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of that photo. As ever, I hope you enjoy seeing the Black-bellied Whistlers!