Musk ducks

To: 'Kirri Neways' <>
Subject: Musk ducks
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:25:49 +0000
I don't recall place and date (it was several years ago) but I too have once
seen several Musk Ducks (though I think it would have been closer to 10,
over an area of 2 or 3 hectares) in salt water coastal habitat like this.
This would have been in eastern Victoria or SE NSW (I have not been to SA
since 1968). This is much less often than I have seen them in the typical
situation - dispersed over big lakes. As Martin noted, Pizzey's book refers
to "occasionally at sea" and I think sometimes the pelagic reports mention


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From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of
Kirri Neways
Sent: Saturday, 16 January 2016 2:12 PM
Subject: Musk ducks

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...?

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