Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Black Bellied Whistling Ducks

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's Wild Bird I am sharing the Black-bellied Whistling Duck that I saw in Belize.. These shots were taken from my boat ride and birding outing on the Sittee River near Hopkins, Belize..

 I have been enjoying these ducks at Theresa's blog @ Tex's Whistlers-on-wednesday  that I decided to share some of my photos of these adorable ducks...




I think these shots are not too bad considering we were in a boat..These Whistling Ducks are one of my favorite birds. They are just so darn cute.. 



They are a large duck with a long neck.. a grayish face, bright pink bill and legs. They have a chestnut breast and black belly. And they really do have a whistle call.


Flocks feed on waste grain on agricultural fields or they eat at Theresa's yard in Texas..I hope you enjoyed my ducks and post..

As always I thank you in advance for stopping by my post and for the nice comments.  Sorry, I am not able to send thank you emails for your comments, working full time, life and blogging takes up a lot of time lately.


Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

Thanks to both of our hosts... Michelle for Nature Notes and our host Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday.  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

60 comments:

The happy wanderer. said...

When I read the name, I thought Costa Rica! You certainly had a nicer setting for the ones you saw in Belize compared to the ones I saw in Costa Rica.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eileen Yes it is not as easy photographing from a boat however you managed it splendidly. I love these ducks.

✿ chica said...

São muito lindos! Beleza! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Mersad said...

You really did good with these. Great shots.

Sue said...

Nice job, Eileen. They are sweet looking!

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I love the colour of their beaks, they really do stand out. Thanks for sharing x

Bethany Carson said...

The Whistlers are beauties!

TexWisGirl said...

i saw your title and thought maybe more had made it up to maryland! i'm just glad you get to see them - at least in your travels!! adorable things, they are!

Linda Kay said...

Some people take pics from car windows while you take from the boat. Sometimes the moment just happens!

Mary Hone said...

I love the colors in these guys. And what a funny name too.

Karen S. said...

Wow, what fun, and an incredible capture!

Sandra said...

when i saw these i thought i made a mistake and was on TexWisGirl.. LOL then my first thought was how did the ducks get all the way to MD... then i read the post.

Irma said...

These whistlers are wonderful, Eileen.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wow!!Wonderful shots of the Whistlers ducks!!I love seeing them in Theresa's blog!!They are adorable!!Lucky you saw them in your trip!!Great caprures!Thank you for sharing!!Have a happy week!
Dimi...

Gattina said...

Never seen such ducks, the red beaks look so funny !

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

they ARE cuties

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Ducks, whistle while you work, I love 'em.

Nancy J said...

Lovely to know you see them too, and the places they feed, I'm sure the word gets around for them to call in at Theresa's for a top up or a full dinner menu. Jean.

Findlay Wilde said...

They really are nice looking ducks.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of ducks.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these ducks....and yes, I thought of Tex as soon as I saw them! Enjoy your day! Hugs!

Chris Rohrer said...

Aren't these birds characters? We have them down here at times and if you get too close, watch out! I watched one follow a woman and nip at her heels!

Adam Jones said...

Great shots of these ducks.

Pat Tillett said...

My favorite birds! Like you, I LOVE them. Thanks to Theresa, we get to see them on a regular basis. Very nice photos!

Gunilla Bäck said...

They are beautiful. The browns are very pretty.

DeniseinVA said...

I love your photos of these Belize Whistlers Eileen. Always a favorite of mine, the Whistlers. I only ever saw, and heard, them one time, when I was at the zoo in San Diego. Feeding time was a hoot, they really do whistle and what a cacophony of sound they create. It was such fun!

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

glad u had a few 2 share 2. ( : love their bills.

Montanagirl said...

They're adorable looking birds! Loved seeing these.

Merlesworld said...

They sound like very colourful characters.
Merle................

Black Jack's Carol said...

Now, I can say that I know two people who enjoy Whistling Ducks :) You did amazingly well to get those captures from a boat! Thanks for calling attention to their distinguishing features. Your love of birds and appreciation for nature always comes through beautifully in your posts, Eileen. Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Ela said...

Lovely shots and gorgeous birds !
I love seeing them !
Greetings

Carver said...

Great shots of these unique looking ducks.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

NatureFootstep said...

they are beautiful ducks :)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very pretty, Eileen!

I hope to go to Belize someday.
~

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a broad range they have - love seeing these cute guys. xo Karen

bj said...

O, I, too love these little cuties.
I have enjoyed seeing them over at Run Around Ranch and now with you. I've never seen one "in person" and sure hope to, someday.

Brian King said...

These goofy ducks crack me up! Very nice photos!

Felicia said...

they are good looking ducks. nice images Eileen.

Cloudia said...

Comical and dear creatures!


ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
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Stephanie said...

I adore these ducks, beautifully captured, love all the shots.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are so darn sweet.

Donna Heber said...

What lovely ducks Eileen. Beautiful photos.

Mary Cromer said...

I always enjoy Theresa's shares too of these beauties. Eileen you got some great snaps, they are really neat birds. I would love to see one in real too~

Marie said...

Fantastic seeing them, knowing your spotting was in Belize! I wonder if any of the same ones visit Theresa's yard? :-) Beautiful photos of the pretty things!

EG CameraGirl said...

I would love to see whistling ducks like these!

Happyone said...

They are really pretty and I love their name.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Yes, you and Tex! Fun! The Whistlers are such cuties. Have a wonderful day tomorrow.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh what cute ducks and I love waterfowl.. my new personal blog is at myramblingwoods.com Eileen.. Michelle

bettyl-NZ said...

Their color makes the scene so pretty. What great captures.

Debbie said...

Awesome captures Eileen, I thought I was visiting tex ;)

Carletta said...

I have always enjoyed Theresa's posts of her whistlers. You just prove they are cute wherever they are!
Lovely captures Eileen!
Thanks for your visit. It's nice to be back blogging and have visitors the first day. :)

Tomoko said...

Hi Eileen,
Oh what cute ducks and beautiful paradise!
I love to see they are marching in a line.

Indrani said...

They look so good together. I wonder what the sound must be all of them quacking away together.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Aren't they wonderfuL? Nice to have a day off, isn't it?!
My client cancelled, as they were having company. It was a holiday for me!

Helma said...

Beautifully these ducks. I always see them at Teresa (TexWisGirl) and I still find them very nice. Beautiful colors Eileen.

David Gascoigne said...

Whistling Ducks are a real rarity here, but I am looking forward to seeing them in Costa Rica again.

Alexa T said...

And so curious redish ducks (actually with "pink bill" like I've never seen before)... amazing, indeed!

Lynne said...

Twin Whistling Duck Bloggers . . .
The are adorable aren't they!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

You're so lucky Eileen to see the Whistling Ducks - they have the most beautiful orange/peach colored bill!!