19 April 2023

An unwanted visitor

11 February 2023 - Glen Austin Pan

I had a short visit to the Pan on an overcast day to see if I locate the Lesser Moorhen that had been previously reported following the good rains.

No sight nor sound of the Moorhen, but I did enjoy this slow 'tightrope' walking African Swamphen on the reserve fence

African Swamphen (Porphyrio madagascariensis)








I was fortunate to find a few obliging White-backed Ducks tucked into the reeds near the fence. They are pretty cryptic and can quite easily be missed, but are one of my favourite duck species

White-backed Duck (Thalassornis leuconotus)







No so cool, was finding a single female Mallard on the Pan - a camera was not my first choice for 'shooting' her.....

Female Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)




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