An Australian nature blog by teacher, poet and birder, Lorne Johnson
Friday, July 5, 2013
4 BLUE-BILLED DUCKS AT THE PENROSE END OF TOWN
Blue-billed Ducks are birds I've only seen on three or four occasions since beginning birding seriously in the late 80s. They aren't easy to find. Thus, I was stoked to find four BBDs on water off Shangri la Rd, yesterday, at dusk. The birds seemed identical, with a male in eclipse plumage (meaning it was missing its distinctive blue bill and chestnut feathers). The foursome were busily diving, feeding, cruising. Bird 153 for town. LJ, July 5 2013.