Ducklings on the move

Duck family arrives safely at the reservoir

Shows Australian Wood duck family on water, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Image by Leo Z

Local resident Leo Z captured this footage of an Australian Wood duck family – of 18 ducklings! – working their way from the old Coalville section, across Coalville Road and down to the reservoir.

As discussed in ealier posts (here and here), these ducks lay their eggs in tree hollows. The ducklings stay with their parents – who mate for life – for up to a month after they learn to fly.

Let’s hope they survive the Purple Swamphens, known for taking young ducklings…

 

Shows Australian Wood duck family on water, Edward Hunter Heritage Bush Reserve

Australian Wood duck family on the water (Image by Leo Z.)

 

One response to “Ducklings on the move

  1. What a lovely sight this is! Thanks to Leo Z for capturing it. The inclusion of video on this website is a welcome addition. I look forward to seeing more footage of the flora and fauna of the Reserve in the future. Meanwhile, whenever I’m feeling a little bleak, I will remember to stop by this page to enjoy watching the ducklings waddle their way in the world.

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