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Quack, Quack – Nine little ducks came back

Well not so little really, 9 Spotted Whistling Ducks have been observed feeding in our wetlands and although it is getting a bit crowded in our shrinking ponds they are finding food.  The first two photos were taken earlier this morning on our Spring Fed pond – there was at least 1 duck perched in a tree as lookout but when later on they flew over Allen on their way to Graham’s pond he counted 9.

Spotted Whistliing Ducks

Spotted Whistling Duck

Graham’s pond was also hosting approximately  fifty Spoonbills but they are more nervous than the few that have been here for a while and took off for a more secluded area on the property.  One Glossy Ibis, a new entry for the Wild Wings bird list is keeping the ducks company.

Spotted Whistling Ducks with Glossy Ibis

Spotted Whistling Ducks feeding

Spotted Whistling Ducks preening