McKellar Wetlands duck ID

To: "Paul Fennell" <>
Subject: McKellar Wetlands duck ID
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 08:51:17 +1100

Hi Paul,

Benj also reported 2 Royal Spoonbills at McKellar Wetland on Saturday
afternoon. They werent there on Sunday afternoon.


             "Paul Fennell"                                                
   >                                                      To 
                                          "'Marnix Zwankhuizen'"           
             11/02/2007 08:42             <>,  
             PM                           "'Stephen Bottomley'"            
                                          RE: [canberrabirds] McKellar     
                                          Wetlands duck ID                 
                                          | [X] Unclassified  |            
                                          | [ ] In Confidence |            

Hi everyone

As I have driven past the McKellar wetlands a couple of times last week I
thought I saw a couple of Royal Spoonbills.  Were they there too?



Paul Fennell
Database Manager
Canberra Ornithologists Group
0407 105 460
02 6254 1804
25 Pickles St Scullin ACT 2614

From: Marnix Zwankhuizen 
Sent: Sunday, 11 February 2007 6:30 PM
To: Stephen Bottomley
Subject: McKellar Wetlands duck ID

Hi Stephen,

By chance I was out at McKellar Wetland this afternoon. I saw the duck you
It is a domestic duck hybrid of some kind, possibly a mallard cross. There
are several similar ducks on Gungahlin Pond.

There was also a Great Egret present this afternoon.


On 2/11/07, Stephen Bottomley <> wrote:
Can someone assist me in identifying a duck that I observed this morning
(8.30) on the pond on the western side of William Slim Dr at McKellar?  It
was generally dark brown to black, but with a white chest.  The leading
edge of the primaries also seemed to be white.  The bill was dull grey.  It
was slightly larger than the Black Ducks with which it was swimming, and
its neck was also longer.  I can't find anything like it in my field

On the shore of the pond I also saw a pair of Black-fronted Dotterels.



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