Musk ducks

To: Philip Veerman <>, "" <>
Subject: Musk ducks
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2016 00:11:53 +0000
I have often seen Musk Ducks in winter along the shores of Port Phillip
Bay - from off the Western Treatment plant in Corio Bay,  at Port
Melbourne (Sandridge) and at Mornington and Sorrento.  I don't recall
ever seeing them at Mud Islands, but I have only ever been there in March.
I am sure I have also seen them in Westernport.

Anthea Fleming

On 17/01/2016 10:25 AM, Philip Veerman wrote:
> 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
> them.
> Philip
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> 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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