Breeding activity at West Belconnen Pond

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Subject: Breeding activity at West Belconnen Pond
From: "wallaces" <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 11:18:31 +1000
Dependent young (many still with down) are still common at West Belconnen Pond: Coot, Dusky Moorhen, Purple Swamphen, Pacific Black Duck.  Three Pacific Black Duck ducklings (less than half the size of the parents and still with some down) were diving (not dabbling) for food.
There are at least 9 Black Swans, with one on a nest very close to the shore at the southern end. 
At least 8 Hardhead and 2 Grey Teal are also present amongst the large numbers of Coot and Black Duck.
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