Black Ducks Diving.

To: "COG" <>
Subject: Black Ducks Diving.
From: "roger curnow" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 17:39:20 +1100
Hi all
I have always thought of the Pacific Black Duck as the archetypal dabbling duck,
fond of the "uptails all" mode of dredging, but rarely if ever diving, even duck-diving.
However at Giralang Pond this morning I observed three Black Ducks behaving very much in the manner of grebes;
diving, disappearing completely under the water and then re-appearing some distance away.
Grebe-like is perhaps an exageration since they were only submerged a couple of seconds
and only travelled 1-3 metres; but to me it seemed very un-dabbling-duck like.
Was this unusual behaviour, or have i been truely unobservent in the past ?
roger curnow
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