Images of Canberra – The baby birds in Commonwealth Park

By 16 November, 2005 10

A wander around the lotus pond in Commonwealth Park is particularly rewarding at the moment as they’ve got a nesting swan.

Nesting Swan

As you can see she’s even willing to show off her eggs if you’re nice.

Swan Eggs in Commonwealth Park

Taking gratuitous cuteness to new levels, the purple swamp hen Moor Hen chicks are running around.

Purple Swamp Hen Mother and Chick

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10 Responses to Images of Canberra – The baby birds in Commonwealth Park
#1
catey11:12 pm, 16 Nov 05

where is the world cup post?????????
mark schwarzer for aussie of the year

#2
terubo8:10 am, 17 Nov 05

Off-topic!
-Get deleted by JB.

#3
Thumper8:35 am, 17 Nov 05

Hehehehe.. Cute….

#4
RandomGit9:19 am, 17 Nov 05

Theres a mating pair at the boat ramp on Ginnindera Lake that have little grey cygnets at the moment. Too precious!

#5
Mr Evil9:46 am, 17 Nov 05

Where’s Bonfire and his stupid Swan recipe now, eh?

#6
Xanthomyza10:10 am, 17 Nov 05

can I be a pedant?

the last one is a Dusky Moorhen

some pics of swamphens and moorhens here

X (the bird nerd)

#7
johnboy6:54 pm, 17 Nov 05

You know what X?

The conversation with my girlfriend went something like this:

GF: “The swamp-hen’s have got chicks, lets go see them”
JB: “Don’t you mean the moor-hens”
GF: “No, swamp-hens”
JB: “I’m sure they’re moor-hens”
GF: “No no, swamp-hens”

Then the damn wikipedia article looks alot more like a moor-hen than the swamp-hens you linked to so I figured i must have been wrong.

BUT ALL ALONG I WAS RIGHT HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

(ok, I’m going to have a little lie down now…)

#8
Jey7:26 pm, 17 Nov 05

It’s hard being right isn’t it JB?

#9
Mr Evil9:19 am, 18 Nov 05

Swamphen: don’t you mean Pukeko?!

#10
Nik_the_Pig1:12 am, 19 Nov 05

JB is quite good at being RIGHT, which is quite likely a significant factor for him spending long periods being SINGLE.

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