Saturday, February 18, 2012

Yes, They Do Whistle!

One of the joys of walking in Hermann Park is watching the ducks,
especially my favorites, the Black Bellied Whistling Ducks.




Whistling Ducks




They are so un-ducklike!


Whistling Duck Mosaic



They have long legs.

Whistling Duck Mosaic



And, they whistle.
Really.
They are so much fun to listen to ... especially when they are eating.


Whistling Duck Mosaic


They make me smile and it's hard to beat a smile!



Whistling Ducks



This fella took off just as I clicked.



I'm joining Misty for Camera Critters

And Mary for Mosaic Monday.

Wishing YOU WELL and JOY!



47 comments:

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I don't think I have ever heard or heard of a whistling duck. I've been exposed strictly to quackers. But yes, you can't beat a smile, can you?

eileeninmd said...

I just love these Whistling ducks. They are so CUTE! Great sighting and photos.

shutterbuggbitten said...

They do have some mighty long legs. Very pretty.

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh, lovely critters!
God bless you!
Cezar

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fabulous images...great collages. Wonderful shares...I so enjoyed viewing these photos you've shared.

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Hope you're having a great weekend so far.

Cheri said...

I have never seen these before - so cute!

Carolina Mts

Carletta said...

They certainly are pretty!
I've never heard a duck whistle.
Lovely mosaics!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I just want to hug that chubby one in the big photo!

Irene said...

I don't think I've ever noticed any in our area. thanks.

My Grama's Soul said...

I love ducks!! We used to live on a piece of property that was right on a man made lake. The lake was full of ducks....one morning we went out back and there were three ducks floating in our swimming pool...I'll never forget that sight. LOL LOL

xo

Jo

ladyfi said...

Wow - such gorgeous ducks! Lovely pics.

Jane said...

Great shots:)

poeticaperture.com said...

I agree! I love watching them too, especially when they hop out of the water and spend an eternity plucking dry each and every feather and then just hop back in as if that effort was fun.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the birds.

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

How funny! I've never heard of a whistling duck! Love the photos!

Barb said...

They make me smile, too. I like their coloring.

Tina´s PicStory said...

beautiful ducks :)

Denise said...

Hi Snap, what great photos! I have only recently discovered the Whistling Duck, well two years ago really when on a holiday in San Diego when we went to the zoo. So sweet and they certainly do whistle!

Buttercup said...

They made me smile, too. I am a fan of ducks!

Kathy said...

I've often wondered what tunes they whistle!

jeanetteann said...

How unusual and so pretty
x jeanetteann

Jidhu Jose said...

they looks sexy
My Camera-Critters

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

their geeks are so beautiful and pinky. I don't think I have ever heard one. Our ladies quack but have all kinds of interesting tiny noises they make and Mr. Lucky just cronks, not much noise at all. I would love to see these guys. xox Corrine

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

You've got some great shots there! I do love ducks, there's something eminently cute about them, isn't there? Have a lovely Sunday.

Ruth Kelly said...

I've never heard of whistling ducks before either. Do they really whistle?

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I saw some of these on TexWisGirl's blog a while back, but I've never seen them here in Southeast Missouri... They're too cute & I'd love to hear their whistle! =)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What handsome looking birds. Apologies for not calling by to comment very often, time just seems to get swallowed up by real life!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful post and shots.

Regards and best wishes

ellen b. said...

How cool is that. I don't think I've ever seen this type of duck!

Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for sharing these unusual ducks. I'm going to have to Google them now to hear that whistle.
Judith

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would love to see one of these...and hear it! How unusual! Great photos! ♥♥♥

Carol said...

I've never seen that duck, they are so cute with their longer legs. Great shots, you got close.

BailiwickStudio said...

I'd love to hear a duck whistle! ::Jill

black eyed susans kitchen said...

They whistle? I had no idea. Your pictures are wonderful.

Lorrie said...

Whistling ducks are new to me. And how beautiful is that shot of the duck taking off in flight.

Karen Harvey Cox said...

They are such elegant looking ducks. I have never seen any like this, nor heard any duck here in New England whistle. Such an enchanting thing.

Karen

Mary said...

Omigosh, I've never seen ducks like that. How cute! Thanks for sharing at MM. :) xoxo

Pondside said...

I love ducks - there's always a flock at Pondside, and we're regular hosts to migrant wild ducks. I've never heard of whistling ducks, but I'd love to hear one. They certainly are different-looking, except on the water, where they are quite duck-like!

Jann Olson said...

I've heard that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it must be a duck. Never heard about a whistle. How fun! Your photos are just ducky! I know, I know. lol!
Hugs,
Jann

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

I love ducks!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I've not seen or hear of these fellows, I will have to google and see if I can find a clip of them whistling. very cool

Costin Comba said...

Funny and beautiful birds.Have a nice week. Greetings from Romania.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Whistling ducks. Who knew?

Pattie T. said...

What great pictures! I have never heard of a whistling duck before. I wish there would have been a sound clip so that I could have had a listen. Nicely captured!

Rosa said...

Beautiful pics! I love that last one. Bonus!!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Don't they all look dressed up with their red beak and feet. V

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Are they not all oh so sweet!