Australian Wood Duck
Left: Female Right: Male
The Australian Wood Duck, Maned Duck or Maned Goose, Chenonetta jubata, is a dabbling duck found throughout much of Australia. It is the only living species in the genus, Chenonetta. Traditionally placed in the Anatinae (dabbling duck) subfamily, it might actually belong to the Tadominae (shellduck) subfamily and possibly the Ringed Teal is its closest living relative. Source: Wikipedia
they're always here at 'Sedgemere'
we call them 'our chooks'
they love the freshly mown grass
two days ago I was running
from room to room
trying not to spook them
taking shots through dusty windows
they always look happy...
after their walk, they'll sit quietly in the shade