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Autumn Ducklings

May 13, 2016

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We’ve had a very mild Autumn with most days reaching 20-something degrees celcius. So it’s probably not surprising then that some Christchurch locals are a bit confused and think it’s Spring! These adorable ducklings were spotted in the Botanic Gardens. At one point they all got out of the pond and walked right past me!

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Paradise Ducklings

October 15, 2015

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How adorable are these two? Paradise ducklings having a rest together. It’s hard work being so cute.

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Two Paradise Ducks up a Tree

June 18, 2013

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Crazy ducks! They were quite high up in this tree by the Avon River near Barbadoes Street. They seemed quite happy up there and not too worried by me taking their photos. The one with the white head is the female. Guess the view up there was pretty good!

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You can learn more about Paradise Ducks at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Shelduck

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Paradise Ducks and a Seagull

November 13, 2012

I went down to the pond at Ferrymead Park to photograph the paradise ducks and ducklings. Turns out the pair of ducks on that pond are down to just one duckling. They are guarding it pretty closely. Fingers crossed it makes it to adult hood. The ducks were understandably a little shy and ignored the bread I’d left out for them, however the seagull was very happy to swoop in and out with it.

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These ducks are quackers, they think they’re dogs…

October 7, 2012

These two ducks provided us with quite a bit of entertainment this afternoon. They were hanging out at the cafe on Worcester Boulevard (opposite the Arts Centre). They happily wander under the tables waiting for food to be dropped for them, and drank out of both of the dog water bowls located at the entrance to the cafe. We watched as the female duck tried to get every last morsel off a muffin case and then not satisfied with that, dipped it in the water bowl and swallowed it whole. Looked like she’d done that before!

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