Re: 400 Dead Pink-ears at WTP, Werribee

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Subject: Re: 400 Dead Pink-ears at WTP, Werribee
From: "Bob Forsyth" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 19:21:56 +1000
G'day all,
It could be that is that the Pink-eared Ducks have a different feeding regime to other waterfowl ?
They feed by filtering their food from the surface of the water whereas other species dabble from below the surface ?
So, if a poison of some sort is floating on the water they would be a goner !
I am always amused that our Pink-eared frequently circle around closely behind each other in twos or threes with their beaks almost up the preceding duck's bum.
Regards from
Bob Forsyth
Mount Isa, NW Qld.
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