Trucking Yard Lane today

To: "'Geoffrey Dabb'" <>, <>
Subject: Trucking Yard Lane today
From: "Mark Clayton" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:09:31 +1000

For some reason I didn’t get Martin’s original email concerning his photo. To me it is quite obvious what it is – roast duck in season with seasoning. Obviously a Mallard derivative from someone’s backyard and should be removed pronto!




From: Geoffrey Dabb [
Sent: Thursday, 21 August 2014 1:28 PM
Subject: FW: [canberrabirds] Trucking Yard Lane today


There could be some other domestic strain in there.  According to HANZAB the recurved upper tail-coverts should be black (sometimes glossy) rather than pale grey. 


From: Martin Butterfield
Sent: Thursday, 21 August 2014 1:13 PM
To: COG List
Subject: [canberrabirds] Trucking Yard Lane today


Still no Plumed Whistling Ducks.  However this was swimming around with the Black Ducks and Grey Teal:

To my mind this looks pretty much like a Mallard, with no Pacific Black Duck DNA.  What doo others think?


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