Musk ducks

To: Kirri Neways <>
Subject: Musk ducks
From: Martin Butterfield <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2016 04:06:26 +0000
G'day Kim

About 2 months ago we were also in Kingston SE and I saw 16 bobbing up and
down between the jetty and the boat ramp.  Like you, I thought it was very
strange at the time, but Pizzey and Knight assured me they are occasionally
seen in the sea.  I subsequently saw a couple of them in the marina at Robe.

There were also 68 Pied Cormorants hauled out on the heaps of kelp.   At
least they *were *hauled out: as soon as I got within about 100m they all
went and sat in the water with the Musk Duck.


Martin Butterfield

On 16 January 2016 at 14:12, Kirri Neways <> wrote:

> On a random note
> I saw today what I thought was really strange...
> I'm in Kingston SE in Sth Australia, and at 1:40pm, I just viewed 40 Musk
> Ducks (Male & Female) were floating all next to each other over near the
> rocky break wall, to the far right of the Jetty...floating on the salt
> water in the bay...
> Has anyone else seen this many together, and in the ocean like this...?
> Kirri
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