I’m pretty sure this is a female Kuruwhengi | Australasian shoveler with her 3 babies on our nearby lake. 🐦

A medium-sized dabbling duck with a large black spoon-shaped bill … females are mottled light brown with a dull brown bill and eyes, and brown-orange legs.

Adult bird with 3 chicks, swimming in the lake.
Miraz Jordan @Miraz