Black-bellied Whistling Duck at Washington Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 27, 2020

Word was out that a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, male was at Washington Park in Milwaukee. The normal range for this species is lower Texas and the coasts of Mexico. I had just got home from birding Lake Park in Milwaukee but not the first time I had to go back the same day for a bird. When I arrived at the park birders were gathered talking among themselves and the bird was located near them in the lagoon. The duck just sat there with a pair of Mallards. I asked no action? They said this is what this species does, just sits around for the most part. The duck moved to the other side of the lagoon following the Mallards. Thanks to all who found the duck and who got the word out for others to see. Not a life bird but I only saw a wing of this species at Horicon a few years ago as one was flying off. Nice to see this beauty close up. It was a beautiful day, just bordering hot, some sun, a little breeze. Images were taken on May 27, 2020.

The Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, male…

Hanging out with the Mallards…

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

4 Responses to Black-bellied Whistling Duck at Washington Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on May 27, 2020

  1. Gerald Haiar says:

    Quite the striking bird !!

  2. John Rock says:

    Wow! Amazing colors. What a great treat.

  3. Jennifer Holter says:

    Great shots. I was surprised by the eye ring.

  4. Dawn says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures of this duck and for getting the word out. Once again you have really captured some awesome shots of a bird doing what he does best. In some pics it almost looks like he was posing for you. 😀. although he was probably more curious about what was going on around him than really posing 😀 But it adds to the beauty of the pictures. Thanks again

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