Ducks upside down

Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker, South Australia

On my recent visit to Laratinga Wetlands at Mt Barker in the Adelaide Hills I saw many water birds, including plenty of Pacific Black Ducks. This is a common Australian duck species found throughout much of the country where suitable habitat exists.  They are often found in wetlands like this one, but also swamps, lakes, rivers, creeks, reservoirs, ponds, parks and gardens and even in suburban home swimming pools. We’ve had ducklings in our swimming pool on many occasions.

What amused me on this occasion was capturing a number of them upside down – see the photo below. They were all feeding on the bottom of the pond, tails stuck up in the air.

See also: Rescue of the ten little ducklings

Pacific Black Ducks, Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker, South Australia

Pacific Black Duck, Laratinga Wetlands, Mt Barker, South Australia

 

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