Hi Rob, the Fyshwick Sewage Ponds have become a regular haunt of Blue-bills
over the last few years. It is fairly safe to say that they can be seen there
all year round. I'm not sure what the highest count has been, but it would be
at least 12. Breeding has been suspected but not proven, I believe.
From: Rob Geraghty
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:19:57 +1000
Subject: Blue Billed Ducks
> Hi All,
> I've just seen Blue billed Ducks for the first time - at the Jerramoberra
> settlement ponds beside Dairy Road in Fyshwick ACT. There were three,
> amongst a group of Hardheads. If only I had a 1000mm lens and a tripod!
> >From a distance they look very similar to the Hardhead, but closer up they
> >are quite different - with the wingtips well above their tails and amazingly
> >bright blue bills.
> "Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours."
> Richard Bach, "Illusions"
> Rob Geraghty
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