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#6912530 - 10/07/17 07:57 PM Are these ducks?
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Had to empty the feeder to fix the funnel and spilled a bunch of corn. Had these start showing up, are these ducks?


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#6912538 - 10/07/17 08:16 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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We called them Mexican ducks, not sure if thatís right or not.
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#6912541 - 10/07/17 08:18 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Yes,

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#6912552 - 10/07/17 08:27 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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#6912555 - 10/07/17 08:31 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Black bellied whistling duck/tree duck

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#6912558 - 10/07/17 08:33 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: Justin T]
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Originally Posted By: Justin T
Black bellied whistling duck/tree duck
Yep
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#6912564 - 10/07/17 08:37 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: Justin T]
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Originally Posted By: Justin T
Black bellied whistling duck/tree duck


Thanks. They have shown up a couple different days, this feeder isn't super close to water so I'm a little surprised.

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#6912574 - 10/07/17 08:43 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Black bellies are a perching duck. They behave a little different from the normal ducks you see around here.
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#6912617 - 10/07/17 09:46 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Weird. They normally appear in May -- migrating up from Brazil. I would have thought they would be gone down south by now.
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#6912620 - 10/07/17 09:52 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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We never have ducks this early in San Saba county, plus we have almost zero water in the tanks so I have no idea what they are doing here.


Edited by rexmitchell (10/07/17 09:52 PM)

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#6912625 - 10/07/17 10:01 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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M R ducks.
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#6912647 - 10/07/17 10:38 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Originally Posted By: rexmitchell
We never have ducks this early in San Saba county, plus we have almost zero water in the tanks so I have no idea what they are doing here.


Just a guess, eating corn.
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#6912659 - 10/07/17 10:50 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: rexmitchell]
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Some donít migrate much. I know of several groups released by a buddy of mine that he raised. I see them from time to time in the Tim Top area.
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#6912672 - 10/07/17 10:58 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Some donít migrate much. I know of several groups released by a buddy of mine that he raised. I see them from time to time in the Tim Top area.


Yea they stay year round around Houston, Mexican Whistlers we call them

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#6912683 - 10/07/17 11:09 PM Re: Are these ducks? [Re: sparrish8]
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As already responded, I know them as whistling tree ducks. The whistle is unmistakable when flying into your set, dumber than dumb and they are delicious.

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