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Face to Face with a Black Bellied Whistling Duck. | by QuakerVille
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Face to Face with a Black Bellied Whistling Duck.

Face to Face with a Black Bellied Whistling Duck.

 

I remember seeing the first pair of BBWDs in Wakodahatchee. The first visiting pair established a nest in the old tree snag in the North East pond out past the gazebo. I still have a video showing the first chicks flying for the first time. I thought they were amazing, beautiful birds and I hoped that more of them would move to our wetland and setup house. Wow! Did they ever come in and set up house.

 

Several times this past year I've counted over a hundred BBWDs in Wakodahatchee either on the berms sleeping or in the water next to the entrance. I love to hear their familiar call as several pairs fly in late in the afternoon to feed or rest. Sometimes they just all get together to hangout and socialize. This particular pair seemed very friendly, I though he was going to waddle right up to me as I photographed him this past Friday evening.

 

I hope you get to enjoy the BBWDs when you visit.

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Uploaded on May 30, 2016