Special Breeding Events

- posted by Rosey Pounsett

Well another surprising breeding event has taken place at the Lake over the summer. We have regularly had musk ducks call in to the lake and stay for awhile, but until this year we had not seen both male and female ducks at the same time. This year there were three female ducks observed and one male. We did not observe any breeding behaviours, nor any nesting activity. Earlier this month a female musk duck with 2 young ducklings were observed. This was confirmed again at the last bird count undertaken by the Millicent Field Naturalists when another 3 juvenile musk ducks were observed. So there was not 1 but 2 recorded breeding events for Musk Duck at the lake this year. 

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