Thursday, March 22, 2012

Black bellied whistlers

I am so excited...
I finally saw black bellied whistlers in person...
I have seen them on Run A Round Ranch Report...
they are so cool in person...
they whistle not quack...

there were just a few of them....


I don't know if this one was the lookout...
or the loner of the group...
it was in a very tall tree...
just hanging out...

we went to a different park yesterday...
the one we normally go to was closed...
because of all the rain we've had...
I'm so happy we went here...
it is actually a little closer...
we have a lot of parks in our town...
there are three within walking or biking distance...
we are having rain again today..
we have had over 5 inches this week...
Today I'm joining This or That Thursday.....

17 comments:

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

How come the name, doesn't refer to that distinctive RED beak, I wonder...?

Cool!!!!!!!!!!!

"I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time..."
~Mark Twain

Judy said...

I love the way the sun catches the guy in the tree in the first capture of him!!

Judy said...

PS - Send the rain this way - we are kinda dry...

TexWisGirl said...

i'm SO glad you got to see some! aren't they the coolest?! :)

Sandra said...

i am thinking they flew over from Theresa Run around ranch for a visit with you. LOVE the look out.

Susan said...

Oh how neat!! Great shots of those ducks♥

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Those ducks are awesome! Great photos.

Zoey said...

What an interesting duck. I have never heard of them before. the things I learn from my blogger friends!

I am glad to read that you did not get the sickness. It went all around my workplace last week, but I did not get it either.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

Aren't they cute!

Janie said...

Lovely picture of the ducks, Deb. I think we saw some of these on a trip to New Orleans last fall. They didn't quack, and I thought that was weird.

Michelle said...

Great photos of these cute guys!

Flora said...

Such cute birds!

deb duty said...

That's exciting! Great captures!

Debbie said...

Wow! I've not seen this kind. Very interesting looking. Thank the Lord for the rain. We needed it. Have a good weekend.

SquirrelQueen said...

How exciting to see these guys in the wild. There are a few in our local aviary but I would like to see them in their natural habitat.

That's a lot of rain. We've gotten a lot in the last week but not quite that much.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my goodness they are so cute! I don't believe I have ever seen one before.

Marie said...

How wonderful! And oh, Deb I LOVE the shot of the "lookout" in the tree. Such a professional shot! Great job!