Tuesday, May 6, 2014

A new duck in town‏

Black-bellied whistling duck
Hey Bill, 
On my way to the beach this a.m. (7:30), spotted a flock of 10 ducks perched on the roof of 2 story house. They had a red bill, white area under beak, white wing bar, primarily chestnut with black underbelly. The sound they made when taking flight it what mostly grabbed my attention. It was a squeal, rather than a quack. Like nothing I'd ever heard before. Came home and found it on the internet, with recorded sound. BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK. They apparently are expanding their range. So exciting! 
Keep your wonderful articles coming; I love it! 

Pat Gordon 
Don Pedro Island 

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