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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!

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An Almost Wordless Waterfowl Wednesday

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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

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Almost Wordless Wed. – The Whistlers

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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!

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Whistlers on Wednesday

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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.

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Whistling Ducks

A family of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

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!

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Wednesday’s Whistlers

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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

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Whistlers on Wednesday

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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!

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