Bath Time

Barongarook Creek feeds into Lake Colac in Victoria, Australia. Just before it enters the creek, there is a deep shaded pool that is home to several species of ducks, particularly Pacific Black Ducks (Anas superciliosa).

The pool in Barongarook Creek that is home to many ducks.

The pool in Barongarook Creek that is home to many ducks.

A couple of days ago, I arrived at this spot just in time to capture some shots of this particular duck having a bath. There was plenty of water splashing!

Splash time!

Splash time!

Then there was a lot of flapping wings to dry off!

Standing up right and flapping of wings to dry off!

Standing up right and flapping of wings to dry off!

Then there was some more splashing! And some diving under the water!

More splashing!

More splashing!

Then finally, more flapping of the wings to dry off!

A final drying off with plenty of wing flapping!

A final drying off with plenty of wing flapping!

For reference I consult the Simpson & Day Field Guide to the Birds of Australia. I have the fifth edition, however I believe there is now a sixth edition.

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