The Wompoo Fruit-Dove in the photo below hatched its egg and the nestling fledged successfully.
During November the numbers of Wandering Whistling Ducks steadily increased to at least 50. It was pleasing to see that they were able to find plenty of food in the new wetland. However, a storm last Monday diminished their numbers to 9 and the following day there wasn’t one to be seen. It seems very quiet without the constant whistling but perhaps the Spoonbills, Egrets and Magpie Geese are relieved.
The Spotless Crake and Bush-Hen are often observed feeding on the exposed mud banks and the Bush-Hen also enjoys a quick bathe before hurrying into the cover of the sedge to finish preening.

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