|Many Interesting Ducks and Birds on and near
Duck Lake in Houston Zoological Gardens
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There are large number of lovely black-bellied whistling ducks very active in this area; some are on the lake,
many are on the shore, some are flying in the air and some are landing.
One of the male hooded mergansers on the lake.
One of the male hooded mergansers on the shore.
A pair of Egyptian geese with two babies.
May be red-breasted goose with flamingos near the lake.
There are many beautiful flamingos here.
A wood stork, several snowy egrets and ducks.
The wood stork, a great egret and several snowy egrets plus ducks.
Another great egret is flying in the air high above the tall trees.
One of the female hooded mergansers.
A canvasback on the lake.
A northern shoveler on the lake.
One of many more snowy egrets high up on the trees near the lake.
A brown pelican on the lake.
Many pigeons flying over and near the lake.
We were eating some snacks on the outdoor chairs around one of the outdoor green tables of Cypress Circle
Cafe near the Duck Lake. This male great-tailed grackle came on our green table waiting to get some food
crumbs. Some other birds also came very close to wait for food crumbs. It seems that most birds, geese and
ducks on and near the Duck Lake area are quite comfortable to be very close to many people and are easy for
people to take their pictures.
In addition to this open Duck Lake area, the Houston Zoological Gardens also have many exotic birds flying
freely through aviary rain forest in a “tropical bird house" resembling Asian jungle or in large bird cages.
For example, I took the following picture to show very colorful and beautiful Mandarin Duck (色彩極為艷麗的
鴛鴦) in Houston Zoological Gardens.
May be bar-headed goose.
Hooded merganser and may be bar-headed goose.
May be Barnacle goose.
May be red-breasted geese with flamingos
One of the female great-tailed grackles also came very close to us.
Several black-bellied whistling ducks flew over from the other side of the lake and are landing.
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