Late Wood Duck Nesting

To: "'Tom and Mandy Wilson'" <>
Subject: Late Wood Duck Nesting
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2012 12:03:22 +1100
According to the COG Atlas (in ACT) dependent young occur from July to
February. Then again, in a wet year, extensions are hardly surprising. 

Yes, of course "baby ducklings" is redundant, just like people say: HIV
Virus, ATM Machine, BAS Statement etc. These are all wrong and dopey word
uses. But little point getting too excited about this.


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Tom and Mandy
Sent: Thursday, 15 March 2012 9:57 PM
To: birding-aus
Subject: Late Wood Duck Nesting

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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