Re: 400 Dead Pink-ears at WTP, Werribee

To: Bob Forsyth <>,
Subject: Re: 400 Dead Pink-ears at WTP, Werribee
From: Laurie Living <>
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 21:17:14 +1100
Good on you, Bob

You got the discussion going in the right direction.


Laurie Living

Bob Forsyth wrote:

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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