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……………From the Archives 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). Looks like a couple of clear sunny winter days coming up next weekend according to the weather forecast, (which is always wrong… Read More

On the way to Newell’s Paddock (via the river cycling/walking path) last Friday, I came across a pair of Australian Wood Ducks (Chenonetta jubata) dozing in the sun on a tiny jetty.  I walked up behind them quite close and fully expected them to fly away, but they didn’t. Both opened and closed their eyes from time to time to keep an eye on me. Then I slowly walked up to about 3… Read More