Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

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Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Brent Stephenson » Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:57 am

The Twydles have just texted to say the three ducks originally seen on Fri morning and reported last night, are there right now ( 0750) Sunday morning. On the pool opposite the ambulance base on Kennedy Road. I'm heading there in a bit.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Brent Stephenson » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:38 am

They are still here at Anderson Park 0935 Sunday 25 Sept. On the pond to the south of the one with the little pied shag colony. Finally caught up with these little devils! Stunning little things.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby tim » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:12 pm

Duck's Still there on quick stop off on way home, quite a nice looking duck except for the drain pipe in the shot :S
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:19 pm

Nice work Tim.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby tim » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:20 pm

Brent got a very nice shot too ;)
I will have to spend some more time with them.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Brent Stephenson » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:05 pm

They are little stunners, so looking forward to some more shots Tim.
Here is one of mine taken yesterday, got quite a few of them feeding in the grass, and wandering around. Will be posting more of these guys and the bittern on my blog at some stage...

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby tim » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:16 pm

The PWD's where stil there today, along with a Turtle "Must have been released into the pond and about the size of a dinner plate" and a lone shinning cuckoo which I spotted in a tree nearby.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Brent Stephenson » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:52 pm

Very nice shot Tim! Good to finally meet you yesterday too.
I'll report that turtle to DoC...
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Neil Fitzgerald » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:33 am

Walked around for 40min and finally found them, next to my car.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby tim » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:29 pm

Plumed whistling ducks still present in the pond along with that turtle which was basking in the sun.
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