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Adult Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Adult Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

These Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were photographed early last night at almost dusk, on Lake Paradise at Swartz Park and also at Boone Park, here in The Villages, Florida.

The ducklings were all in a line behind Mom and Dad.  Those babies are adorable with their dark blue-grey bills and feet.  Mom and Dad have the distinctive coral orange-pink bills and feet.  This family is among a small flock on the lake.

I think perhaps a resident offers duck chow but I do not know that for a fact.  I believe this flock was also here last year.  The “Whistlers” come and go from around The Villages, FL.  These ducks love eating aquatic insects, tiny fish, aquatic vegetation, tadpoles, worms, and of course, grain.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Adult Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Adult Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Adult Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Juvenile and Adult Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

The Whistler Family

The Whistler Family

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Comments on: "Waterfowl Wednesday: “Whistlers”" (6)

  1. Hello, I just love these cute ducks. Great photos, I especially love the top photo. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

    • Hi Eileen, I am glad you enjoy the whistlers! I know you often get to marshes and lakes where many wild ducks are. The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are very beautiful and fun to watch. Have a great day tomorrow!!

  2. That’s a great shot of the whole family in a column!

  3. i adore these quirky characters.

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