Elizabeth, the black bellied whistling ducks are relatively new to this area. The woman who sold us our home last year said they suddenly appeared in 2016. Now they are prolific. My Googling has taught me that they have been slowly moving north. Who knows, maybe they will be in your neck of the woods one day! They’re constant bickering is amusing, although loud, and they are very attractive and interesting ducks.
The Muscovies are considered nuisance ducks in many communities in Florida and are often trapped and killed by local authorities. The thought of that is horrific to me! The Muscovies are quiet, intelligent, and loyal to one another. They’ve become our favorites. Soon I will have a post about them.