Upper Spring Creek Landcare Group and Mid Loddon CMN

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Ducks in the box-iron bark

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Seizing a nesting opportunity

Upper Spring Creek Landcare members Graeme and Liz sent in this story:

‘This wood Duck has 9-10 eggs and has nested in an old tree stump/fence post on our block. Ready to hatch very soon.’

Australian Wood Duck nest on post

Australian Wood Duck nesting  on post

Looks very warm and comfy

Looks very warm and comfy in there

Keeping an eye on things

Keeping an eye on things

 

Unlike many other native species, the range and numbers of these ducks have increased since European settlement thanks to dams and expansion of pasture. No doubt better policing of duck shooting has helped as well!!

We await further developments from Graeme and Liz.

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