Animals Wildlife Photo: Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks Peer From the Pier By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Marty DeAngelo / flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Animals Wildlife Pets Animal Rights Endangered Species Our photo of the day comes from the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas. Audubon describes the black-bellied whistling duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) as a "spectacularly marked, sociable, noisy waterfowl." Which is just about what we'd expect from A) a bird with a name like black-bellied whistling duck and B) a bird exhibiting the plucky personality like the two pictured here. What are they doing? Photographer Marty DeAngelo has an idea, as suggested in his title: "Sh*t, that was our last quarter..." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to email@example.com with "photo of the day" in the subject line.