Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Found! Missing duck!

The Male Paradise Duck

Further to my story about the lonely bachelorette ducks, today I found a male Paradise Shelduck sitting on his own in the paddock.  

 Why?  I ask myself.  Does he have too many females to choose from and he needs a time out?

I left him while I moved the sheep, but on my return found him sitting on a fence post behind some flax bushes.

He honked at me a few times as I stood there.  I think the message was "Don't tell them where I'm hiding!"

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday


  1. Fun post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  2. What a pretty duck, different than the Shelduck I am use to seeing. Great shots!

  3. ha ha! i like your theory! :) he's beautiful.

  4. It's an all-too-familiar Shelduck tale. A drake meets three different ladies, whispers sweet-nothings in their ears, the next day all three females meet and compare stories and go looking for the dastardly Drake.
    Sigh. He's relegated to hiding in paddocks and on fence posts.

    Great pictures!

  5. Never seen this duck. Thanks for sharing the great shots adn Yes he is hiding SHUSH!


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