Spring has definitely arrived and it feels like summer is close behind (it’s supposed to hit 31 degrees celcius on Thursday).
I usually go for a walk most lunchtimes and can’t help but notice an increase in the bird population and the water dragons are also back.
Taken 29th September, 2009.
The little pond that we walk to has a couple of new wood duck families, one of them have eight ducklings although today they had 13 in tow, must have been babysitting for another duck.
We also noticed a pair of black swans setting up home on a huge nest and have been watching them over the past couple of months. The mother swan sat on the nest and didn’t appear to move for weeks (we even thought that she had died on the nest at one stage)
We turned up one lunchtime to discover the nest was empty and much to our surprise saw the little baby swan with its parents, swimming around the other end of the pond. It was so cute, like a little ball of white fluff. For the first week or so the parent kept it away from the accessible part of the pond. Now its a little bit bigger they have brought it over to the busier side of the pond. I managed to get a couple of photos of it with its parents. Unfortunately the photos aren’t the best, way too bright and over exposed, even so they are still very cute. I plan on taking my camera with me on our lunchtime strolls, so stay posted for more pictures of it as it grows up.
Taken 16th September, 2009.