Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby RussCannings » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:57 pm

Both still present on Monday, Oct 23.

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby RussCannings » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:31 pm

Both still 'keeping it real' as of Dec 31, 2017. I have a feeling they will still be around in 2018!

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby FlyingKiwiGirl » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:16 pm

One of two Plumed Whistling Ducks still in residence today at Anderson Park.

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Clinton9 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:23 pm

They had not bred for 7 past years. One female had died few years ago, left just two males remain alive.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Oscar Thomas » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:25 pm

How do you tell males from females?
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby Clinton9 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:36 pm

Oscar Thomas wrote:How do you tell males from females?


By not bred for 7 past years. males larger than females.
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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby sav » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:21 am

Hi all,

One Plumed Whistling Duck present yesterday afternoon (28 Oct 2018).

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby sav » Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:16 pm

Hi all,

Two P W Ducks present this afternoon.

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby sav » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:13 pm

Still two on Tuesday 27 Nov.

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Re: Plumed whistling ducks - Anderson Park, Taradale

Postby CMKMStephens » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:51 pm

Found both ducks on 31 December - as far away from each other as possible. One at the pond with the oil rig on the west, the other on the grass by the east-northeast pond.

Also there was a goldfinch with some sort of extreme deformity or air sac rumpture (skin inflated like a balloon and transparent) flopping around in the pool, with the Mallard Ducks occassionally trying to kill it.

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