Freckled Duck near Creswick/Ballarat

Subject: Freckled Duck near Creswick/Ballarat
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Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2003 11:29:48 +1000
Hi All,

There are currently 60 Freckled Duck on the reservoir at Newlyn - a 
small town halfway between Creswick and Daylesford in Victoria. 

Other birds of interest include Blue-billed Duck (15), Musk Duck, Red-
capped Dotterel (an unusual birds for this area), Black-fronted 
Dotterel, Great Crested Grebe, Tree Martin, and a Crescent Honeyeater 
in bush next to the Res.

I've reported on Newlyn Reservoir before - the variety of waterbirds is 
certainly 'benefiting' from the consequence of the drought. The 
presence of such a large number of Freckled Duck also sits well with 
regards to the smaller number of birds at the Western Treatment Plant - 
for example see my comments re Lake Lorne


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