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Saturday, March 17, 2012

White Feathered Unknown


A character doing some dreaming in small wetlands near my home in the Dromana Hills.
(I have tried to find out what this bird is but still don't know!)

Lord of the wetlands
Wanders a lonely journey
Always attracts space


P.S. It appears that this is a white Muscovy duck! It is most unusual to see a Muscovy in the chilly climes - apart from summer - of the Mornington Peninsula.
They are more farm ducks than creek/wetland ducks.
Most unusual to see them in Australia when they originate in the more tropical areas of Brazil and Mexico.
For more details of another sighting in Australia outside Brisbane Queensland, see HERE!
There is even a wartime story about a Muscovy Duck called Corporal Haggis who fought in World War 2.

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9 comments:

Island Rambles Blog said...

Love the picture and the reflection...looks like our domestics, but a more knowledgeable birder will come along and identify it for you. It is very pretty.

Dianne said...

Some sort of goose or duck Gemma ... I can never tell the difference. A lovely Reflection shot .

James said...

nICE REFLECTION!

It must be a reflecting duck. j/k ;p Actually I think it's a Muscovy duck.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovy_Duck

Valerie said...

Whatever his/her name/species, it looks happy surveying its surroundings. Nice reflection Gemma. Happy weekend.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful whatever he/she is and such a delightful reflection for the day, Gemma! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Carole M. said...

Hi Gemma; great reflections and I reckon it's the Muscovy Duck

Ann said...

wow reflection, used to keep these ducks.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Nice reflection in the water.

Regards and best wishes

Birgitta said...

Beautiful capture!

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