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Wednesday’s Whistlers

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Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are such cute ducks that I just had to post a few new pictures that I took in the last week or so.  I really enjoy seeing the “Whistlers” here in The Villages, Florida, in the various little lakes and ponds.

There are several older juveniles in the Paradise Lake flock that amuse me.  These teenaged ducks fly around an awful lot.  Juvenile whistlers have the bluish bill and feet while adult Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have a pink bill and feet.  The adults are patient and basically paddle or sit contentedly on the shore near the water.

We are seeing more and more ducks here.  I even spotted a hen Bufflehead the other day!  So glad!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Comments on: "Wednesday’s Whistlers" (6)

  1. have had quite a few juvies around here, too. gathering with a few adults, eating scratch feed, waiting to see if they’ll head south.

  2. Hello, I love the cute Whistling Ducks. I have been seeing some here in Lakeland near our place now. Great photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

    • Hi Eileen, You certainly should be seeing more and more of all kinds of birds in coming weeks. Migratory birds are still arriving. Have a super nice evening and a great day tomorrow!

  3. You must be getting more and more of the migrating species by now too.

    • Hi Montucky, Yes, I am glad to see new birds here almost every day now. I was especially excited as you could imagine, to see a Bufflehead! Have a great day tomorrow!

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