According to the COG Atlas (in ACT) dependent young occur from July to
February. Then again, in a wet year, extensions are hardly surprising.
Yes, of course "baby ducklings" is redundant, just like people say: HIV
Virus, ATM Machine, BAS Statement etc. These are all wrong and dopey word
uses. But little point getting too excited about this.
On Behalf Of Tom and Mandy
Sent: Thursday, 15 March 2012 9:57 PM
Subject: Late Wood Duck Nesting
the Wood Duck that nest somewhere near my workplace (which is a campus with
areas of open grass and ponds) in northern Sydney, having raised at least
one brood this season, showed up on site yesterday with 7 small and newly
hatched ducklings. All the material I have found indicates that they are
late spring/early summer breeders outside the tropics, so this is obviously
a late batch - I will keep an eye out on their progress. Is such late
PS - people at work keep referring to "baby ducklings" - I have told them
that a duckling is a baby duck, and that a baby duckling is otherwise known
as "an egg".
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