Mallards? at West Belconnen Pond

To: Julie Clark <>
Subject: Mallards? at West Belconnen Pond
From: David Rees <>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 11:19:03 +0000
Look like pretty clean 'wild type' ones to me.  Seen plenty of them in the UK and surrounds over the years, not to mention NZ, where hybrids with Pacific Black ducks are very common.


On Thu, May 25, 2017 at 7:37 PM, Julie Clark <> wrote:
Hi All,

I visited the West Belconnen Pond this afternoon in the hope of seeing the Restless Flycatcher. No luck unfortunately.

While there I saw numerous ducks that  are some sort of Mallard. I note that the COG outing saw Mallards (domestic type) and Kim L saw Mallards a few days later. I am really not sure whether the ones I saw are the domestic type or other.

An Id would be appreciated and also some tips about how to tell the difference.

Comparing my photos with field guides etc I would have said they were Mallards ...

Many thanks


Julie Clark

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