As I slowly crested the dam bank a whirr of wings marked the departure of a party of Australian Wood Ducks and a single Pacific Black Duck. In the middle of the dam a lone Grey Teal remained, unusual, until I realised this was a wounded bird. The primary feathers of the left wing had been shredded, possibly in an encounter with a raptor, or perhaps a fox. The bird raised itself to fly a number of times without success. Such a beautiful bird, but sadly I don’t fancy its chances from here.
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