Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Florida Whistling Ducks

I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am featuring one of my favorites..the Black bellied Whistling Duck. We saw my favorite duck nearby the Venice Audubon Rookery while vacationing in Florida.


I am not sure what it is about these ducks but, they are so darn cute. They have the cutest eyes and beak, their legs look pink and the have the black belly. You can't help but to love them, I do.






In this spot across from the rookery I noticed the Black Bellied Whistling ducks, a few White Ibis and there were some Glossy Ibis also nearby. Seeing the Whistling Ducks made my day. 



I hope you enjoyed my Black bellied Whistling Ducks.
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 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.

Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving your nice comments. I always appreciate your visits.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!

58 comments:

Leora said...

What an interesting palette of colors these ducks have. They look quite happy bathing and enjoying the sun.

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree they look very cute. I have never seen them except in photos. Maybe some day!

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

These Black bellied Whistling ducks are TOO adorable!!! They almost look animated; unreal! Thanks so much for introducing them to me; lovely!

Poppy

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the ducks. They have a fun look.

Jo said...

They look like toy ducks, albeit it large ones, striding along the water's edge. Hope you're having a great day. Jo

Lynne said...

Those Whistlers just plain look HAPPY, at least . . . it is why like them so much.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Awwww aren't they wonderful?? These are great captures my friend!

Montanagirl said...

They're pretty cute indeed. I have never seen any of these.

Frank said...

Only ever seen them in a wildfowl collection but they are fun to watch AND listen to their conversations.

TexWisGirl said...

i know you love these guys! you just can't resist 'em! :)

Brian King said...

Goofy looking ducks! Even though we don't have them here, they're one of my favorites!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I'm with you Eileen!! I LOVE these ducks!! I've never seen one in real life - pretty amazing that they are now in Florida. Either you or TexWisGirl said that Hurricane Katrina blew a flock to Florida. She has posted a lot of these funny, long legged, orange legs and billed feathered creatures that whistle instead of quack!!!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Wonderful pics! They are very cute!

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful series of Whistling Ducks.
These are not in the Netherlands.
Regards, Irma

rainfield61 said...

They are so slim.

And must be very fit.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, exquisite beauty!, Greetings!

ladyfi said...

Oh, I do loves these ducks!

Debbie said...

awesome whistlers...i feel like i'm in texas ;))

Karen said...

They sure are cute!

caite said...

But what song do they whistle??
Do like those legs!

Rambling Woods said...

There is something very appealing about ducks and I do love them and these are very cute....Michelle

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love them! They are so cute. They almost look like something out of a cartoon! Such pretty colors :)

Icy BC said...

They are beautiful ducks to see! I love their colors..

DeniseinVA said...

Those whistlers are adorable! Great shots Eileen. Thanks for stopping by my raccoon post. I forgot to put my bird feeders away last night. One was already empty and the other was the thistle sock. Well, they (I am assuming it was the raccoons) had shredded the sock and it was lying on the deck along with a whole pile of thistle. I guess they weren't too keen on it but the doves were enjoying the seed when I got up this morning :)

Betsy Adams said...

I feel like I know all about Whistlers --from blog friend TexWisGirl. She posts a Whistler blog EVERY Wed....

Gorgeous ducks.
Hugs,
Betsy

Phil said...

You're so right Eileen. They are quite unusual but unique looking ducks with their brown and black colourations.

George said...

This is a new species to me. They are definitely different from most of the ducks I have seen. Thanks for the education.

DIMI said...

Ηallo Eileen!!!
Wonderful shots!!!Great captures!!!
I realy like those Whistling Ducks!!!They are so cute and with beautiful colours!!!Thank you for sharing!!Have a lovely week!!
Dimi..

Gary said...

Great shots Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos of the ducks.

Carole M. said...

long and lean and colourful

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

These are wonderful Eileen -- and you've given me a new place to add to my 'places to go next season' list...I hadn't heard of this Audubon sanctuary, but I'll find it!

Merlesworld said...

Pretty colourful ducks.
Merle......

pattisjarrett said...

I love these! Have you seen them standing in trees? TexWisGirl has featured them several times, and I always get a kick out of them.

Andrea said...

I'm with you ... I love those pink feet. I have never seen them in person, but love your pictures. Very cute little characters ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Great ducks! Funny personalities and cute pinkish legs and bill. Also that rather upright posture is something that makes these ducks adorable. I hope to see some in person some day. I also would like to see a Glossy Ibis. Have a wonderful Wed. tomorrow!

Neil said...

Beautiful series.

Missy said...

cute ducks! and the beaks are very colorful ;-) I saw some ducks that have blue beaks too

my daughter loves ducks....where in Florida was this taken? I just recently moved to Florida but I haven't been to any scenic places yet

Elaine said...

Love these guys!

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series :)

Ercotravels said...

Definitely, these ducks are very cute and lovely.

Giga said...

Kaczki są urocze i bardzo podobają mi się na trzecim zdjęciu. Pozdrawiam.
Ducks are very charming and I like the third picture. Yours.

Gunilla Bäck said...

They're adorable! The colours are very pretty.

i stora drag said...

Nice pictures and birds, Eileen!
I wouldn't mind see them myself, but I've never done that!
Thanks for your kind comment!
Greetings Pia

bp photo said...

Máš krásne fotografie kačíc. Na Slovensku som také nevidela. Ďakujem za tvoju návštevu a komentár.

You have beautiful pictures of ducks. In Slovakia I have not seen. Thank you for your visit and comment.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love their bills ... so colorful.

enjoy your week.( :

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photos, wonderful birds:) Greetings

Stewart M said...

They are great looking duck - rather comical!

Thanks for the multiple comments - I have been out of internet range.

Cheers and thanks for the link to WBW.

Stewart M

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I totally agree with you about this duck. It is very cute and adorable.

Pam =) said...

By far- I think whistlers are the coolest looking ducks.
Great shots Eileen.

Chris Rohrer said...

These ducks are full of personality. Love the other mix of birds with the group. Really cool birds in your post Eileen!

Faye said...

My first thought when I see them is that they're the golden retrievers of the duck world. As you say, just so darn cute. Or, they also remind me of stuffed toy animals. Like their vocals too.

Maria said...

I also saw these in Central Florida; they were a bit shy; but I managed to get a few shots.

Arija said...

They surely are cute ducks. Theresa (Texwisgirl) has had masses of then around her pond for months.
Is that a stork in the background?

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Whistling Ducks, I love 'em.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha, love your 3 ducks in a row! Downunder we get Wandering and Plumed Whistling ducks - and it's always a thrill to see them too!!

edenhills said...

They are great looking birds.

Larry said...

Cool shots of the Black-bellied Whistling Ducks Eileen! These beauties would be lifers for me!

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