These two Black Bellied Whistling ducks come by every morning and every evening.
They eat some of the seed I put out and stay a little while. They never seem to mind me taking their pictures.
I changed the sign while editing just for them since they whistle instead of sing.
I love these ducks and I look for them most mornings. I need to give them names like maybe Fred and Ethel. When I talk to them they just look at me like they understand.
If you remember there were two black bellied whistling ducks that frequented our bird feeders they were coming every day a few times a day for the last few months.
We decided to build them a nesting box. Their boxes have to be pretty big because they are bigger than the average bird.
I guess they told all their friends where there was a free meal because we have had as many as eleven ducks at a time. They show up around 7 – 7:30 a.m. stay about 1 1/2 hours then they leave.
In the evening, they come back again mainly to rest in the shade but they do some eating too.
I had to grab a picture of them on the arbor above the walk through. As you can see one is in the feeder eating. Most of the time there will be two in each feeder and they take turns with the ones who are waiting.
At this point, we are looking at adding more feeders because when they are eating the little birds do not get to eat.
Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. You have to wonder is this by chance or was it just meant to be.
What are the chances that a feather would land on a flower and stay there?
The wind was blowing but it never blew it away it stayed on top of the canna lily bloom.
I believe this feather is from the underneath back part of one of the black bellied whistling ducks that have been out at the feeders every day.
I photographed it and then I picked it up and brought it in the house.