The Australian Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata), is one of the commonest ducks to be seen around Melbourne’s public parks and gardens and I seem to have photographed them more times than most other birds (except perhaps the Nankeen Night Heron and the Pacific Black Duck, that is).
Northern side of the Royal Botanic Gardens (when I got a little too close to this Mother’s teenage offspring).
A Male duck heads straight for me when I got a little too close.
An enormous family of ducklings (14 altogether in this one family) – Treasury Gardens, east of Melbourne’s CBD (central business district). There were originally 10 ducklings and a few days later there were 4 more smaller ones, but I never saw more than one set of parents.
The same family as the previous image – Treasury Gardens, Melbourne
(male in the front with the dark head) – Nympheae Lake, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne.
Ringwood Lake, outer eastern suburb of Melbourne
The eastern rim of the large Ornamental Lake, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Image made at the end of summer when the Maribyrnong Wetlands pond was almost dried up. (note: it did eventually dry up completely).
Looks like a couple of clear sunny winter days coming up next weekend according to the weather forecast, (which is always wrong 🙂 ), so I hope to have some new images to share afterwards. I’ve been out and about in recent days with shopping, errands and/or appointments, but not doing photography. There was a time when I’d take a camera everywhere, but not so these days.