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Lots of whistling ducks #6317255 05/31/16 05:08 PM
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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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Been seeing a bunch in the Rockport area. Seems like many more than usual.

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I've seen more than normal in North Texas this year too.


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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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same here, quite a few in Terrell, TX

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same here, quite a few in Terrell, TX

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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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Seen quit a few down in the Lower Laguna Madre this past weekend while fishing.

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Seeing more and more all over nw Houston now



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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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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

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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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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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I've been seeing more than normal down here around San Antonio too.

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they're easy under a deer feeder w/.22's

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There is a group of 30 or so down from my brothers house living on the bank of a canal, they always come back there every year. in La Porte TX

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Originally Posted By: kweber
they're easy under a deer feeder w/.22's

They are the the only ducks that I ever see at our feeders. We have a pair that has made themselves at home at our place this year, you can count on them at the pond or feeder whenever you go by.


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