17 November 2005

Images of Canberra - The baby birds in Commonwealth Park

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

Swamphen: don’t you mean Pukeko?!

It’s hard being right isn’t it JB?

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.


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

can I be a pedant?

the last one is a Dusky Moorhen

some pics of swamphens and moorhens here

X (the bird nerd)

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

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

-Get deleted by JB.

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

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