Sunday, 12 April 2015

Avoidance strategies of Ducks

What do ducks do when their preferred habitat is disrupted by, for example, a big loader doing road works about 20m away?
In the case of the famous Plumed Whistling Ducks of Trucking Yard Lane you move to the other side of an earth bank and stack some Zs.
 What if cattle decide to come and drink out of the Bungendore Meadow Dam?
 You stop sleeping on the bank and take to the water if you are a Grey Teal.
If you are an Australian Shelduck you go somewhere else (such as Lake George, about 5km away)!

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