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).
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!
Then there was a lot of flapping wings to dry off!
Then there was some more splashing! And some diving under the water!
Then finally, more flapping of the wings to dry off!
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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