Musk Ducks Yerrabi Pond

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Subject: Musk Ducks Yerrabi Pond
From: "Geoffrey Dabb" <>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:47:53 +1000

I didn’t find the plurality of Musk ducklings mentioned by Roger and Marnix but this morning (1030-noon) there was a female with a single chick on the north side near the causeway.  They mainly stayed in the typha, but eventually set off for the open water  -  and presumably the other side.  As to the age of the chick, the question raised by Roger, I’d be guessing, but perhaps hatched for a couple of weeks.  Unlike others I’ve seen it was reluctant to leave cover even in company of its parent.  For some of the time there was a mature male nearby (as close as 5 metres at one point).  Anyway, I’d put the chick as at the ‘learner’ stage ...



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