Here are some photographs I took of ducks including the ever-so-cute, Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (flock in flight) at Paradise Park in The Villages, Florida, on Monday evening at dusk. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture. Enjoy!
Mallard and Mottled Hybrid Ducks
Here are more photographs of the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (from a week ago at Paradise Lake in The Villages, FL). Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of that particular photo. Enjoy!
I saw these Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Lake Mira Mar in The Villages, FL, on Sept. 7, 2016 and also at Paradise Lake in The Villages on the same day. I enjoy spotting these pretty rust, black, white and pink ducks! They whistle when communicating in similar ways other ducks quack. We are fortunate to have several small flocks of whistlers here at the moment! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger version of the picture. By the way, my computer has been repaired and I am back to my regular schedule of posts.
A family of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
This Black-bellied Whistling Duck family at Paradise Park, in The Villages, FL, is quite cute. The parents are the ones with the pink bills and pink feet. The ducklings have blue-grey bills and feet that turn pink as they mature. Such sweeties! I took the pictures at dusk this last Sunday. The ducks were quite a long way away from where I was located, so I am glad I had the zoom lens on my camera. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy!
Black Bellied Whistling Ducks are so very pleasing and cute that I love sharing the pictures of those I see here in The Villages, Florida. I took these pictures on July 23, 2016 at Lake Mira Mar in Spanish Springs. The ducks are mostly active in the early morning and late in the afternoon or early evening.
These are ducks with personality! I so enjoy seeing them with their pink bills, legs and feet. Beautiful or handsome waterfowl! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo. Enjoy! P.S. I will be on blog break for the next couple of weeks. See you back here after the much needed break. Wildlifewatcher
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks, or “Whistlers” are such cuties I just had to share a few snapshots I took at a little parkland pond here in The Villages, FL, last Saturday afternoon. The pond is the same one that I spotted the Florida Mottled Duck ducklings at.
Whistlers, as you may imagine, do not quack but do whistle. They have a pretty pink bill with the same shade of pink on their legs and feet. Both genders pretty much look the same. These ducks are a bit like the Mallards in that they eat aquatic plants, insects, tiny fish, tiny frogs, and grains. This bunch is likely local and not migratory ducks here. It is always fun to see the Whistling Ducks! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture. Enjoy!
Enjoying the looted bird seed (and the squirrels will likely get the blame!)
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!
A Group Approaches a Pond-side Backyard -Begging with a Potential Hand-out in Mind???
Coming in for a Pond Landing (to possibly enjoy the Duck-Chow Party?)