Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Hello,

Joining in today with a couple of my favorite memes Michelle's Nature Notes and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday. I hope you enjoy my wild birds, Florida is great for birding in the winter months.

The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is large and goose-like in shape. They have a chestnut breast and black belly. They have high pitch whistles as they travel. I see they every day in our neighborhood, on the lawn of a home on the lakefront. They fly over my house every morning heading to our lake making their cute whistling sounds. These cute ducks are my favorite duck, I always enjoyed seeing Tex posting about these cute birds at her ranch in Texas.


The adults have those bright pink bills and legs.


The Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are also seen below at my favorite reserve the Circle B.


My Youtube video, one morning at our lake watching the sunrise.




I hope you enjoyed my photos and post. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

EDIT: I accidentally deleted some of your comments on Jan 12th. If you do not see me visiting your post it is because of my error. Sorry.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes

Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

63 comments:

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice pictures and a funny movie.

Kind regards.
Marco

Lynn said...

You live in an enchanted place! I spent the Christmas holiday not too far from there. Lovely.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo, gostei deste trabalho.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. At a pond near our home, there were 'hundreds' [an exaggeration] of these along with the sandhill cranes. I love 'em.

Great photos today Eileen. I'm actually going to participate in WBW this week. I was playing around with some bird photos, and decided to do a blog post.

Happy day to you.

Giga said...

I would also enjoyed his sight and voice, because they are beautiful and a joy to look at. Regards .

Tom said...

...they are new to me!

TexWisGirl said...

made me smile. :) i have about 150 of them here right now. the days in the teens and 20s last weekend had me running through a bag of scratch feed in a day. :) now we're back to 60.

Sandra said...

I think of Tex every time I see whistling ducks. I miss her.

Maggee said...

Who would think that noise is a group of ducks, and not songbirds?? Ha!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ducks rock

I think it's all about the attitude

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They make me think of Tex too and I see that she commented! YAY! They are neat to see and hear. Enjoy your day...it will be warming up this week! Hugs, Diane

Cloudia said...

What a pleasure to see you and your friends, E

giorno26 ¸¸.•*¨*•. said...

Bellissime foto !!!

magnoliasntea said...

Wow, I really enjoyed the video clip. Those birds whistle so loud, and the sunrise was beautiful!
Have a great day!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

They are so beautiful, and I miss Tex too. I have seen a lot of them on her blog.
Your photos are great! Nice to see the whistlers again.

Happy Tuesday!

Mary Hone said...

I've never heard of them, crazy looking ducks and so cool.

Lady Fi said...

Those ducks are too adorable!

Felicia said...

These ducks always remind me of Tex too.

rupam sarma said...

Lovely pics and video :):)
Greetings

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant Eileen, they look so beautiful.

Suzanne Prickett said...

These are large ducks, Eileen! And, they are very handsome, I can see why they are your favorite. I have never seen these in my neck of the woods, but, if I ever do, I will surely recognize them. I'm glad you added the video giving us a sample of how they whistle. Have a great day! Suzanne

jandi said...

They are beautiful! Especially love the 3rd shot! Have a beautiful week!

Linda W. said...

Nice looking birds! I'll bet its fun to hear them whistle.

Silver Parrot said...

Such pretty ducks!

Phil Slade said...

Super video Eileen. Those ducks always strike me as slightly comical but I'm sure they're not so in real life. How nice to see them each morning. Enjoy the sun!

RedPat said...

I always enjoyed them On Tex's blog too! Maybe these are some of hers! ;-)

Nora said...

These are lovely ducks Eileen. We don't get them where I live. Enjoyed the video as you get the sound and see their movement. Great post. cheers.

Lowcarb team member said...

So lovely to see Tex posting a comment here, I hope she is well.

I really enjoyed your photo's, and your video clip was lovely too, especially the sunrise - what amazing colours

All the best Jan

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi there Eileen, yes I do remember those pretty ducks with the pink legs and whistle that Theresa used to pop in her blog, and it's really lovely to see them in yours. Enjoyed the video too. Cheers :D)

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très belle proximité avec ces jolis oiseaux ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Missy George said...

Handsome ducks..Enjoyed your video..Nice post..

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I've not heard of these guys before. They sure are a handsome looking group, but wow, are they ever noisy. A unique sound to be sure!

Mildred said...

Hi Eileen, Love your pictures. Thinking of Tex, too!

Martin Kloess said...

Word got around. Eileen is coming. Great photos and video

Lois said...

They are pretty and I've never seen one in person before. I do remember seeing them on Tex's blog and I alway enjoyed her pictures. The video is great!

Michelle said...

These always make me think of Tex and her blog.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You two and the whistlers are all up and about so early!! And what a spectacular sunrise .... that and the birds make it worthwhile. Great video and pictures -- thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Eileen, they are lovely, and I enjoyed your video...their sound is delightful! This particular breed of duck is new to me. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you are having a great week. :)

Andrea said...

I love the photos although i am not very particular with ducks. You said Florida is a lovely place for bird photography, reminding me of my former officemate who told me her backyard is the Everglades. Oh i am so envious!

The Yum List said...

That first photo looks so dreamy.

Sonja said...

You do have some interesting ducks. I only saw these distantly in Costa Rica so enjoyed seeing them in your post, thanks.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

They are so cute and so funny! Love seeing them! xx Karen

Lea said...

Great video - loved it!
Have a wonderful day!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Hello Eileen. Your Whistling ducks are very beautiful. I love their shapes and bills. They remind me of the wooden ducks for sale here in the UK wearing wooden wellies! The sounds they make are very gentle and strangely calming! Thankyou for sharing the video.
Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
marvelous photos of this wonderful ducks in the natural background. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Betty Manousos said...

these ducks always remind me of tex, too.
beautiful photos and video, dear eileen. i totally enjoyed your post!
have a wonderful day! :))

Anu said...

Awesome birds. I like that video! Have a nice day!

Latane Barton said...

I had never heard of those ducks... so thanks for the info and the pictures, Eileen.

Debbie said...

am i in texas??!! they are so beautiful and this reminds me of such a beautiful person whom i miss so much!!

Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Boa tarde, as fotos e o video é perfeito, bom gosto na captação e apresentação.
AG

Sussi said...

so many birds!

A Colorful World said...

The Whistlers are such fun to watch! I enjoyed the video...lovely sunrise! Hope you are doing well. I decided my blue bird was a scrub jay not a stellars jay. As I was making my post, a woodpecker landed on the deck railing....right here from my sofa I took a good shot of him I will post later! :-) Have a great week!

amo sin blogg said...

You always find nice ducks,
and you are a clever photogrpher !

Nice evening from Anne-Mari

Christine said...

Hello Eileen, your photos are so great & these cute birds brought a smile to my day!
Best wishes!

Leora said...

Looks so warm where you are, Eileen! I especially enjoy the lovely whistling like noises on the video. Music of nature.

NatureFootstep said...

those ducks are nice and the sunrise gorgeous :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

hi Eileen, you always have wonderful photos !:)

Rose said...

It was so much fun to see these...I miss Tex's posts of them......so much. Liked hearing them in your video, too.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh thank you for linking in Eileen. I had not heard of this duck before and enjoyed the video... Michelle

Black Jack's Carol said...

Hi Eileen, Like many others, I thought of Tex as soon as I saw your photos. I miss her but am so happy you are still with us! I'm wondering if you have moved to Florida or whether you perhaps did a vacation there. I haven't the time to go back in your blog to catch up, but will try to do that. In the mean time, loved your post and especially the video. Such wonderful ducks. Just love them!

Ana Freire said...

I loved seeing and listening to them!
So many!!!
Great shots, Eileen! Specially the last one... beautiful!
Kisses
Ana

Betty Crow said...

I certainly did enjoy your post. Love these ducks and the video was a nice touch!

Lynne said...

What a treat to see some
Whistling Ducks . . .
I haven't seen any since TexWis . . .