Duck on a high line by Ann Reece

I do not know for sure if this is a Black-Bellied Whistling Duck or a Mexican Squealer. They are in the same family, sort of like cousins I think and there are some subtle differences between them. Both of them can roost in trees, perch on high lines and they do not “honk” like most ducks, they make a kind of whistling sound. They are pretty colored ducks. We see them all over our part of Texas.

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  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoover 4 years ago

    Happy Halloween
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  • Thank you for accepting my photo!

    – Ann Reece

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 4 years ago

    Look at that,..I`ve seen a duck on a wire before,….Fantastic,..

  • I was stunned to see this duck over my backyard … it is very interesting!!! Thanks so much for your comment and fav!

    – Ann Reece

  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldover 4 years ago

    Amazing capture! I saw a duck on a utility wire once, but by the time I got stopped and out of the car with my camera, he was gone.

  • Birds of all kinds and ducks, can be very elusive when a camera comes out! Thanks for the comment and fav Susan : )

    – Ann Reece

  • GregTS
    GregTSover 4 years ago

    Ann, Amazing! Awesome photo!!

  • I appreciate you great comment Greg!

    – Ann Reece

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 4 years ago

    good shot!

  • Thanks Dougie!

    – Ann Reece

  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazeover 4 years ago

    This is amazing. Almost looks like a plastic duck! Strange to see him up there. Well captured.

  • The duck does look unreal, but it is really real. I was so surprised to see it on the high line that goes over our yard and more surprised that it stayed while I crept closer and closer to get the shot : ) Thanks for the comment!

    – Ann Reece

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    nice shot

  • Thanks for the comment!

    – Ann Reece

  • RichardKnight
    RichardKnightover 4 years ago

    This is a wonderful capture, Ann.

  • Thank you Richard, I appreciate the comment!

    – Ann Reece

  • Kratos
    Kratosover 4 years ago

    That’s amazing…bird on a wire, indeed!

  • I was so shocked to see it sitting on the high line that goes across my backyard and amazed that it stayed there while I took the photo. These ducks are so interesting!!! Thanks for the comment Laurie!

    – Ann Reece

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