This blog is to share my photographs of, and enthusiasm for, the native birds living around and passing by the base of Mount Majura, Canberra, Australia. It was inspired by the swanlings at the bottom of my street. All photographs have been taken on local walks.
Sunday, 10 February 2013
This duck could be a female Chestnut Teal; either are uncommon at the pond but what a cute, nicely shaped duck it is. Very attractive. It flew in alone, for one day only and I photographed it just after rain. All the head shots are a bit soft so I wasn't that happy with the results but you can see it's a duck.
At home with Pacific Black Ducks. Grey Teal is top right.
Post Script: The following day no Grey Teal. Day after that 3 of them so that makes them Grey Teal in my book, not Chestnuts. After that I lost track.