Sorry for any excitement caused! It appears the bird is most likely a
juvenile Hardhead, or possibly a Hardhead hybrid.
On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 5:08 PM, Nigel Jackett <>wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I have just returned from Herdsman Lake, where I believe I observed a
> Northern Pintail. It appears to be either a male in eclipse plumage, or a
> female. It was sitting in the water when I left by itself. However, it was
> roosting with other ducks, mainly Grey Teal.
> For photos click here:
> Herdsman Lake is a suburb northwest of the Perth CBD.
> Click below for location of bird in google maps:
> Nigel Jackett
> Scarborough, WA
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