Posts Tagged ‘black billed whistling ducks’
With the re-opening of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge early this year, our family took a ride out to see the new water-management gates and the resulting changes in the refuge. I have to say that the most impressive area now is about half-way along the refuge drive where there are now shallow lakes and wetlands where before it was more of a group of wet fields.
Especially exciting was the presence of Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks there by the dozens! Many photographers were out getting excellent pictures of nearby ducks with their bright red bills, who normally range up into Texas from Mexico but have somehow found their way to the Lowcountry! I didn’t have my best camera along, but here is a shot of a pair of the ducks, who must be nesting at this time of the year.