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#6317255 - 05/31/16 12:08 PM Lots of whistling ducks
Mad Max Offline
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Is it just me, or are there a lot more black-bellied whistling ducks around Central Texas this year? I used to come across them occasionally, this year they seem to be everywhere.

It's a shame they will mostly be gone by the time duck season starts (since they're early migrators), I'd like to add whistling ducks to my life list of birds shot.

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#6317279 - 05/31/16 12:24 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
oilag Offline
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Registered: 11/14/12
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Loc: Houston, TX
Been seeing a bunch in the Rockport area. Seems like many more than usual.


Edited by oilag (05/31/16 12:26 PM)

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#6317384 - 05/31/16 01:30 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
TXCrossTimbers Offline
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Loc: Rockwall, TX
I've seen more than normal in North Texas this year too.
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#6317841 - 05/31/16 06:57 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
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We have a pair that hang out in the back yard.....been seeing several this year also....
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#6326074 - 06/07/16 08:46 AM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
Ranger8292 Offline
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same here, quite a few in Terrell, TX

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#6326075 - 06/07/16 08:46 AM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
Ranger8292 Offline
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same here, quite a few in Terrell, TX

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#6328501 - 06/08/16 09:00 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
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Same numbers in Van Zandt - always around big lakes. Problem is you typically see them maybe 1-2x early season and they don't decoy worth a darn.
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#6329803 - 06/09/16 08:43 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
ken starling Offline
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Seen quit a few down in the Lower Laguna Madre this past weekend while fishing.

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#6329813 - 06/09/16 08:50 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
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Seeing more and more all over nw Houston now
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#6330201 - 06/10/16 09:37 AM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Greekangler]
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Originally Posted By: Greekangler
Same numbers in Van Zandt - always around big lakes. Problem is you typically see them maybe 1-2x early season and they don't decoy worth a darn.


Boy they decoy great for us down here on the coast. Seem really dumb and we love it when they fly through cause we are almost guaranteed a shot.
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#6331369 - 06/11/16 01:48 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
Bruin Offline
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Registered: 01/08/16
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Loc: Beaumont, TX
Believe or not here in Beaumont Tx we have several black bellied whistlers.
I see them landing in grass plots in the middle of west side


Edited by Bruin (06/11/16 01:48 PM)

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#6335917 - 06/15/16 08:47 AM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Greekangler]
Mad Max Offline
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Problem is you typically see them maybe 1-2x early season and they don't decoy worth a darn.


I've never seen a large flock of whistling ducks, they always seem to travel in pairs or at most groups of 3-4. That's probably the reason they won't decoy, since it seems like they have no interest in the "safety in numbers" of our puddle and diving ducks.

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#6336570 - 06/15/16 04:15 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
Astater Offline
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Registered: 06/10/11
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Loc: Forney, TX
Man...I've seen em this year and last year both. We have a group of about 20 that decoyed right in during early teal season last year. Was really fun to seem them like that.
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#6338723 - 06/17/16 01:17 PM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
colind Offline
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Registered: 07/20/11
Posts: 181
Loc: San Antonio
I've been seeing more than normal down here around San Antonio too.

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#6340295 - 06/19/16 12:26 AM Re: Lots of whistling ducks [Re: Mad Max]
kweber Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
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they're easy under a deer feeder w/.22's

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