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Freckled and Endangered…

The Freckled Duck is Australia’s rarest Waterfowl and is endangered in the state of Victoria. They are not usually¬†found in large numbers and prefer permanent fresh water wetlands further inland. But when their preferred sites dry out they move towards the SE Australian Coast looking for other favourable wetlands. They stick close to wooded areas and scrub that leans into the water. Their freckling gives them great camouflage. I have a few places that I can generally find them around my usual haunts. ¬†I found this one at Eynesbury last weekend. There were 5 in a loose flock at the Golf-course lake and wetland.

Freckled Duck

Freckled Duck at Eynesbury