Breeding activity at West Belconnen Pond

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Subject: Breeding activity at West Belconnen Pond
From: "Roger Curnow" <>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2011 13:34:58 +1000
Hi Steve,
to your list I would add
(i) one adult male musk duck tearing up and down the pond and frightening the coots.
(ii) two shoveler
The sitting swans:
I am pretty sure i observed an egg being laid on April 1st
  and there was already at least one egg in the nest
   so they should hatch in the next couple of days.
      roger curnow.
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:18 AM
Subject: [canberrabirds] Breeding activity at West Belconnen Pond
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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