What is it about black bellied whistling ducks that make us love them? Is it the pink beak? Is it the pink feet? Is it those beautiful brown, black and white wings? Is it the whistling noise they make? Is is the comical way they look and act? They have to be the cutest ducks out there. On a recent trip to Circle B Bar Reserve, in Lakeland, the marsh was full of them. Huge flocks would take off and circle around the marsh and land again. I could barely see them in the reeds but luckily as I headed down the trail, a handful of them flew up into the dead trees. They hung out there for a while showing off their best features. They were everywhere in the park. I haven’t seen them anywhere in the Tampa bay area so it’s a treat to see them here. Hopefully, the huge flocks will stay throughout the winter.
Great and fun series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
This is interesting. I’ve never seen a duck climb a tree, lol!
WoW! The contrast against the blue sky is so amazing it almost looks fake. Wonderful shots!
Great pictures !
You’ve captures them so beautiful… love the colors.
Greetings from a wintery Holland,
haha! We don’t see ducks in trees around here. That’s awesome (and funny)! Great photos, Dina!
Beautiful images of a lovely little duck… amazing to see them in the trees.
Such a charasmatic species. Thanks for sharing.
Great photos of the ducks and especially interesting ones of them climbing on the branches.
My favorite the whistling ducks. Great captures!
I think ducks in a tree look so funny! But your captures are all so crisp, and really give us an idea of how these ducks act at this time of year. Thank you!
Great pictures, there is something inherently strange about ducks in trees!
Wonderful shots of these charming ducks!
i adore these ducks, and look forward to them returning every spring.
I love ducks, all ducks, but these are something special. Their webbed feet are like those of the red-footed booby, with little claws on the ends for perching in trees. And those pink beaks are fabulous. Really enjoyed these photos!
I have one in my back yard, he has mixed in with the other ducks and geese