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Mallard Ducks (males)

Mallard Ducks (males)

Mallards, Black-bellied Whistlers, Ring-necked Ducks and Hooded Mergansers were all visitors here at the little Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL this last two weeks.  I took most of the pictures on December 11, 2016.

The Ring-necked Ducks and Hooded Mergansers are both diving ducks that eat fish, frogs, turtles, and larger aquatic insects.

The Whistlers and Mallards (also those Mottled Ducks around) eat both fish and plants.  They are tipping ducks that are most often seen with their tails up and heads down in the water when feeding in the water.  Mallards (and Mottled Ducks) and The Whistling Ducks seldom totally submerge.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Hooded Mergansers

Hooded Mergansers



Ring-necked Ducks

Ring-necked Ducks


Comments on: "Just Ducky!" (2)

  1. Hello, The birds and ducks in Florida are wonderful this time of the year. I love your ducks. My favorite are the Mergansers and the Whistling Ducks. Great post. I wish you and your a blessed and Merry Christmas! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, Thanks and same to you. I am pleased to report that it is pouring rain at the moment! Hooray! Good for our little park lake that had dried up pretty much to only about 40% or so with sandbars in the middle of the lake. Have a great week! Merry Christmas!

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