Whistling ducks observed for first time in Jewell County
June 17, 2021
While at Lovewell Lake last week, Jim Sullivan reported seeing three Black-Bellied Whistling ducks. He believes his may have been the first sighting ever in Jewell County.
Sullivan said it was pretty cool to see ducks that aren't supposed to be in this area. He saw them in the cabin cove.
The ducks were formerly called the Black-Bellied Tree duck. They normally breed in the southern most United States, Mexico and tropical Central to South-Central South America.
They are boisterous ducks with a brilliant pink bill and an usual long-legged silhouette. They prefer standing in shallow wate...