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 Post subject: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:39 pm 
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I had a visitor to my dam today.
It was a duck/drake? of very dark brown with a lighter stripe or two along side of face.
The beak was a bit lighter and longish. It had a distinctive quark not too loud. Very nice looking bird.
I couldn't find it in my bird book.
It was about the size of my little KC cross girl. Bigger than the normal wild ducks I get all the time.
I have never seen it before and I hope it returns.
I have had a pair of Grebes for a month or two but not for the last couple of days.

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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:41 pm 
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I think it sounds like a native black duck


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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:15 pm 
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Yes I would say a black duck also

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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:07 am 
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It's a shame it hasn't been back. Are they migrating at the moment?

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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:40 pm 
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I think they do each year


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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 5:01 pm 
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Yep they fly shouth for the winter

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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:34 pm 
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What a shame, it was a good size bird too. Would have liked to see it stick around.

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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:56 pm 
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They should come back next year

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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:34 pm 
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Yep it should do

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 Post subject: Re: Visiting duck
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What it doesn't cros breed with yours


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