Photo: Black-bellied whistling ducks peer from the pier

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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..."

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