Dinner and a Show at Elster Creek

An evening walk last week took me to the edge of the local pond along Elster Creek. A few regulars were taking their own evening strolls, having late snacks, preening and bathing and I stopped to have a bit of a look…..

Australian Wood-duck

Australian Wood-duck – also called a Maned Duck due to their short black mane running down their necks

Australian Wood-duck

Australian Wood-duck – the Wood-Duck has very large families and often Aunts will help look after the brood – I have seen 28 ducks in a single family flock

Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella – an adult and an immature Rosella were feeding on the flower buds and seed heads on the edge of the lake. They are usually quite flighty but allowed me to get closer than usual.

Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella – it was a bit windy and a gust came a long at the right time.

Eastern Rosella

Immature Eastern Rosella having a look back at me while he chews on a flower head.

Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella  – I find this bokeh a little weird.

Eastern Rosella

Eastern Rosella

Dusky Moorhen,

Dusky Moorhen

Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck – bath time

Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck – water off a duck’s back

Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck III

Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck – the series of photos showed the duck’s head and body staying in place while the wings shook off the water – he flapped 3 or 4 times

Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck

Pacific Black Duck – all done , nothing to see, move along

Australian Wood-duck

A young Australian Wood-duck – last minute feed

2 responses to “Dinner and a Show at Elster Creek

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