Whistling Ducks

To: birding-aus <>
Subject: Whistling Ducks
From: Jill Dening <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 15:04:58 +1000
Sorry everyone about the repeat posting below. I forgot and used the wrong sending email address.

Thanks to those who sent me their opinions. It seems that whistling ducks are on the increase around our area.


Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

26° 51' 41"S	152° 56' 00"E

Jill Dening wrote:
Hi All,

I'm posting to get some local reaction from my area, the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. I live in the Glasshouse Mountains area, and have lived in this house for 13 years. I became a birder back in 1985 whilst on an extended holiday in Europe, and for the first time in my life had time to smell the roses. I have lived on the Sunshine Coast for 21 years.

When I was first a birder, whistling ducks of both species were a bit of an excitement, and certainly not commonplace. In fact I would venture to call them uncommon then around here. In those days I was a gung-ho birder, out there looking for birds at every opportunity. However, in the few past years they have become rather commonplace, or so it seems to me. We have a roofless courtyard in the middle of our house, and most summer evenings as we eat our dinner under the stars, we hear Plumed Whistling Ducks (I am pretty sure Plumed, though it is dark when we eat) flying over the house. In winter our morning walk is always taken when it is still dark, and then we also usually either see or hear Plumed Whistling Ducks. They really do move around a lot in the dark.

Is this the case all over the region, or do we happen to live under a whistling duck flight path?



Jill Dening
PO Box 362
10 Piat Place
Beerwah Qld 4519
26° 51' 41"S	152° 56' 00"E
07 5494 0994
0419 714405

=============================== To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message: unsubscribe (in the body of the message, with no Subject line) to: m("","birding-aus-request");"> ===============================

No virus found in this incoming message. Checked by AVG. Version: 7.5.552 / Virus Database: 270.10.10 - Release Date: 19/01/2009 12:00 AM

To unsubscribe from this mailing list, 
send the message:
(in the body of the message, with no Subject line)
<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU