Freckled duck

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Subject: Freckled duck
From: "Steve Holliday" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2006 16:08:08 +1000
I didn't pick up any red on the bills either. When we saw them last Sunday only one bird was visible while we were counting ducks etc on ponds 4 & 6 for 20 minutes or so. I didn't pick up the 2nd bird at all, even with a scope, until a Little Eagle flew over and put everything up. The 2 were then seen together on pond 4, had me half wondering if the 2nd bird could have been on a nest, although I'm probably being rather optimistic. More likely it was tucked away in the reeds, preening or resting.
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