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Ducks on the River

11 Oct

I guess that the local swimming baths is rather unique in more ways than one, for not only is it uncommonly large, it also attracts many sweet-looking birds. Not least among these are the ducks.These range in size from the large, Pacific Black Duck to the small Chestnut Teals, and in between fall the Australian Wood Ducks and Grey Teals.

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Protecting Their Family: Ducks and Ducklings

9 Jan
Protecting their young: parent ducks.

Protecting their young: parent ducks.

There’s something special about the sight of parents with their offspring: particularly with something as sweet as ducks and ducklings.

This photo of  a family of Australian Wood Ducks was taken in the local swimming baths. It’s quite uncommon to see little ones, though their elders are a common sight.

Enjoy!

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Going Home… Ducks and Ducklings

1 Jan
Heading for Home: Ducks and Ducklings

Heading for Home: Ducks and Ducklings

Fresh from their long paddle, this family of ducks is heading for home.

I wonder where it is? It isn’t in the local swimming baths: the place that they had ventured to!

The babies are strong swimmers and keep up well with their parents.

Enjoy!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

 

 

Australian Wood Ducks By the Shore

25 Dec
Australian Wood Ducks

Australian Wood Ducks

I love to see ducks in their natural environment.

Here’s a pair of Australian Wood Ducks near the river.

Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!!

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A Sight I Love: Ducks and Ducklings

14 Dec
Duck and ducklngs

Duck and ducklings

As a lover of ducks, it’s hardly surprising for me to say that one of my favourites sights is a family of ducks, swimming on the river.

The little group moves along with quite remarkable speed, considering the tiny webbed feet that the babies have.

Enjoy!

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Focus on Birds: Australian Wood Duck Family

6 Nov
The family

The family

This is a rare and very welcome sight in the local river baths: a family of ducks.

Few sights are as sweet as this, I think.

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By the Shore

1 Oct
By the Shore

By the Shore

One of my most-loved hobbies is watching the birds that gather in the park.

While the Parrots are very engaging, I am equally happy to watch the water-birds as they go about their day to day activities.

Here is a scene taken at the local baths in suburban Sydney, Australia. It show a White-faced Heron that has strutted past a pair of Australian Wood Ducks .

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