Yesterday I had a long drive to Mt. Barker and on the way back
stopped at this little pond, really a sump for a hillside subdivision.
The run off from so many roofs, sealed driveways and roads
gathers here and because of the fountain aerating the water,
many waterfowl tend to gather. It has taken some 20 years to
come into it's own but is now a happy hunting ground for many.
There is a lot of activity of coming and going and changing places.
Pacific Black Duck, left forefront, Eurasian Coot with white
beak, and my best shot yet of our Australian Wood Duck.
This is the first time I have captured and indeed
seen that green flash
on it's wing.
These three ladies I need Stewart's help in identifying, are they a
specific breed or a cross?
A couple of Northern Mallards with their iridescent green heads
and their little lady following
she obviously found following them around boring so
decided to go bottoms up.
And a ring-in, probably my best shot to date of an Eurasian Coot
with it's prominently white beak, face and red eye.
From now on, I will stop at this little pond instead of just passing it by.
Who knows what it may offer next time.
Linking with Stewart's
Wild Bird Wednesday
Michelle's Nature Notes (Logo on side bar)