I've had these up my sleeve for a while, it's getting a bit crowded
there so, here goes . . .
OK, OK Susannah, I'm listening already . . .
Lake Burrumbeet at Ballarat Victoria, where the Olympic rowing
was held in 1956. Luckily it has water in it for the birds to nest
this year. A couple of years ago, during the drought, it was
completely dry and people were walking across it.
The swans had obviously had numerous cygnets, in the
foreground, is one already changing to adult plumage while
the one in the rear is a much younger bird.
There are nesting islands for any number of waterbirds in the lake
as well as lawns for grazing, waterlilies for tubers and walkways
for people to admire, photograph and feed them.
Feed me, feed me, feed me . . .
hey, wait for me . . .
a family with small children tossed in loads of bread, everyone
was happy, including the tiny tots who were eye to eye with the
swans and just a tad overawed by it all.
The gulls moved in to clean up the leftovers while the cygnet
and waterhen looked on
If you like birds, you can enlarge them, if you are not a birdlover,
just disregard this post and and go check out someone else's world.