FW: [BIRDING-AUS] More Freckled Ducks!

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Subject: FW: [BIRDING-AUS] More Freckled Ducks!
From: "Baxter, Chris (DEH)" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2001 11:17:43 +0930
In case anyone else is interested, see response to Peter below
-----Original Message-----
From: Baxter, Chris (DEH) 
Sent: Monday, 6 August 2001 11:04
To: 'Peter Waanders'
Subject: More Freckled Ducks!

Re: Freckled Duck numbers in SA. Always great to see this species. In
response to your obs of 40 on Ramco Lagoon, this is not that unusual for SA.
On Kangaroo Island where I hail from and have spent many years birding
there, I have seen flocks of two to three hundred there on several occasions
and once a single concentration of ca. 2,800 on a small freshwater lagoon on
eastern district of KI. Very impressive. Most of these sightings were in
Hundreds of Haines and McGillivray south and south west of KIngscote. See
"Annotated List of Birds of KI" (90+ page book), Baxter 1995 for further
Chris B

-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Waanders 
Sent: Saturday, 4 August 2001 17:32
Subject: More Freckled Ducks!

Hi all
After a few months ago 8 Freckled Ducks had turned up on a lagoon close to
Waikerie, well today I counted no less than 40 Freckleds in neighbouring
Ramco Lagoon! This is very unusual for SA as far as I know.
Also present were a few hundred Pink-eared Ducks and the odd Blue-billed
Duck, Chestnut Teal and Aus. Shoveler.
For anyone heading to Gluepot, it is a worthwile 8 km detour. The lagoon is
the second one west of Waikerie along the road that leads past the caravan
Peter Waanders
Birdwatching SA:
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