Thursday, 18 June 2009

Plumed Whistling Ducks

... are in fine feather at this time of year. Hundreds of them were resting in the shallows at Hastie's Swamp (near Atherton) this morning. Their white plumes looked almost ceremonial.




5 comments:

Dave Coulter said...

Now THOSE are feathers!

Gouldiae said...

G'day Bronwen,
Nice shots. Not many of them in Melbourne, hey?
Regards,
Gouldiae

Snail said...

Very decorative ducks, these fellows, Dave. Also quite noisy.

It is definitely different world, Gouldiae.

Midmarsh John said...

Great photos of lovely ducks. Makes you wonder how some male birds manage to fly with all their decorative feathers.

Snail said...

And these fellows do fly a lot too. At the slightest hint of something happening, they take to the air en masse.

I'm always amazed by birds with long and ornate tail feathers. At some point, they've got to be a real problem.