Late Wood Duck Nesting

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Subject: Late Wood Duck Nesting
From: "Tom and Mandy Wilson" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:56:47 +1100
Hi all
the Wood Duck that nest somewhere near my workplace (which is a campus with areas of open grass and ponds) in northern Sydney, having raised at least one brood this season, showed up on site yesterday with 7 small and newly hatched ducklings. All the material I have found indicates that they are late spring/early summer breeders outside the tropics, so this is obviously a late batch - I will keep an eye out on their progress. Is such late nesting normal?
Tom Wilson

PS - people at work keep referring to "baby ducklings" - I have told them that a duckling is a baby duck, and that a baby duckling is otherwise known as "an egg".


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