The whistlers are often in trees, Jim, and sometimes on roofs. What amazes me is when I see Muscovies on fences and on roofs. I know they can fly as high as a fence or a roof but it’s hard to imagine such fat-bottomed ducks landing gracefully on either!

We have a mallard that was adopted by the Muscovies across the street and who has fathered a few goslings with Muscovy mothers.

Years ago, I used to hear Canada geese fly over in the fall and spring but with global warming, I guess they don’t come this far south anymore. Haven’t heard them in a very long time.

If you get some cygnets, please take photos! A couple of the Muscovies on our lake were pregnant earlier in the year but we didn’t see goslings and now those females are not pregnant. I assume the eggs weren’t viable or a predator ate the eggs or snatched the babies. The Muscovy family on our lake always brings goslings to our shore, as if showing them off.

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