These Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, or “Whistlers” were spotted here in The Villages, FL in a grassy area just coming out of a golf cart tunnel near Lake Sumter and Morse. I took the pictures at about 6:00pm last night. These are such cheery cute ducks that I always enjoy seeing them. The small flock was grazing on tasty insects as the grass had just recently been cut and it had rained a little earlier in the day. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Posts tagged ‘Black-bellied Whistling Duck’
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!
These Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, and Florida Mottled Ducks (Mallard Ducks with a few White Ibises were also in the crowd) were photographed yesterday at Paradise Lake in The Villages, FL. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that picture. Enjoy!