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Florida Mottled Ducks & Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Mottled Ducks and Whistling Ducks were seen at a couple of ponds here in The Villages last week and also a couple of weeks ago.  These ducks live at our ponds here all year around and are wild ducks.  They eat pond insects, small tadpoles, tiny fish, grains and seeds.

The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are the one with the gorgeous pink bill and feet.  The Florida Mottled Ducks resemble their cousins the Mallard Ducks and the Black Ducks.  In fact, there are many hybrid Mallard Mottles here.  Florida tries to keep the population of wild Mallard Ducks very low to help prevent inter-breeding.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

 

Wordless Wednesday: Black Bellied Whistling Ducks

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Whistlers on Wednesday: Paradise Lake

I spotted this cute pair of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Schwartz Park on Lake Paradise in The Villages, Fl last evening at about 6:00pm.  I spotted the two ducks waddling down the slope of a lake-front back yard to the lake to sip some water and then slowly waddle back up that same yard to the shrubbery.  I am thinking the pair are nesting in the bushes.  I always enjoy seeing these cute brown and pink ducks!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the photo.  Enjoy!

Whistlers on Wednesday

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are found at several of the small lakes and ponds here in The Villages, FL.  These are wild ducks but have become used to living around people in the parks and backyards near the lakes.  The Whistlers communicate via whistling calls instead of quacking like many other ducks to.  The Whistlers are probably nesting now or will be soon.

This small group was relaxing on the shoreline of Lake Paradise as seen from across the lake from Schwartz Park.  I took these pictures on Monday evening at dusk.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!

Wordless Wednesday: Whistling Ducks!

Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of these photographs of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks at Lake Paradise in The Villages, FL, that I took yesterday.  Enjoy!

 

Whistlers on Wednesday

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!

An Almost Wordless Waterfowl Wednesday

Whistlers

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

Whistlers

Muscovy Duck

 

 

 

 

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