A wander around the lotus pond in Commonwealth Park is particularly rewarding at the moment as they’ve got a nesting swan.
As you can see she’s even willing to show off her eggs if you’re nice.
Taking gratuitous cuteness to new levels, the purple swamp hen Moor Hen chicks are running around.
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where is the world cup post?????????
mark schwarzer for aussie of the year
-Get deleted by JB.
Theres a mating pair at the boat ramp on Ginnindera Lake that have little grey cygnets at the moment. Too precious!
Where’s Bonfire and his stupid Swan recipe now, eh?
can I be a pedant?
the last one is a Dusky Moorhen
some pics of swamphens and moorhens here
X (the bird nerd)
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…)
It’s hard being right isn’t it JB?
Swamphen: don’t you mean Pukeko?!
JB is quite good at being RIGHT, which is quite likely a significant factor for him spending long periods being SINGLE.
Is it time to retire the tally room?