Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:51 pm

Hope this doesn't affect the whistling ducks.
Testings of the blue-green toxic algae in a pond and creek is underway and Napier City Council is urging dog owners to contact their vet if their pet is showing any symptoms of poisoning after drinking or paddling in the water.

Warning signs have been erected and a vacuum truck is on site to try to clear the worst of it.

People are also being urged to avoid contact with the water as a precaution.

Napier dog owners warned about toxic algae ... oxic-algae
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Cheryl Walton » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:13 am

Currently at Anderson Park. 2 Plumed whistling ducks feeding together which I have not seen in a long time and 1 whistling. Have to say a lot more seagulls than ducks here today.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby FlyingKiwiGirl » Thu May 02, 2019 5:25 pm

Ten plus years later, two of the original three ducks are still at Anderson Park. I've been visiting them for the last 6 years whenever I've been back in my hometown. Here they are this morning- 2/5/19
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby ourspot » Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:11 pm

1 plumed whistling duck present this afternoon at the main pond. Was only a quick look so second one probably still round somewhere. Was great to catch up with this stunning little duck again.

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