Several groups of 10-20 Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were scattered around the first pond at Orlando Wetlands. Most of them were resting or quietly feeding. Then there was this group.
They were creating quite a flap, one or two flying straight up a few feet then wham, dropping into the middle of the group.
It seems too early in the year to be a breeding/territory thing. And there appeared to be plenty of food to go around.
A couple of Coots were unperturbed by the action.
Orlando Wetlands, Christmas, FL
January 18, 2023