Queens Park, Perth, Western Australia.
Notice on the Gate
Hope I find the Cygnets!
Reflections in the Pond
These ponds were formerly clay pits where clay was mined for brick making.
Palm Tree Reflection
Dusky Moorhen in the Waterlilies
Pied Cormorant drying in the Sun
The Black Swan Family
Four Cygnets follow the parent
Two Cygnets go swimming
Fluffy Cygnet at edge of pond
Two Cygnets on the Lawn
Watchful eye of the parent
Black Swan (Cygnus atratus)is the Western Australian bird emblem.
Going for a stroll
Black Swans are herbivores and eat mostly water plants.
Cygnet about to go swimming
Baby swans, or cygnets, are grey.
In the water
Peter Pan Statue in Queens Gardens
In 1927 the Peter Pan statue was presented to the children of Western Australia by the members and friends of the Rotary Club of Perth.
Rear of Peter Pan Statue
The statue is a replica of Sir George Frampton's famous Peter Pan statue which is located in London's Kensington Gardens in England and is one of only seven made from the original mould.
The watchful eye of Pacific Black Duck
Here come the Swans
Swan with five Cygnets
The whole Family!
One cygnet found something interesting in the water.
Cygnet looked under the water!
That's my Baby!
A feather floats by!
Practising swimming strokes
A closer view
One looks under the water again
Black Swan comes to say 'Hello'
Cygnus atratus. Swans are the largest of the waterfowls. They have long, slender necks which are longer than their bodies. They are black except for white wing quills. The bill is broad and bright red.
The other Swan takes a bath
In protective mode
The swan suddenly skimmed across the water to chase an Eurasian Coot that ventured too close to the cygnets.
All is peaceful again
Cygnet swimming away
Cute bundle of fluff
Taking a bath and preening wing
More preening while circling around
Having a good splash!
Swan Family in the Pond
Black Swans mate for life and reunite every year to breed. Both parents take care of raising the cygnets, which stay with their parents for some time.
Is it time to come ashore?
Starting to venture up the ramp
A flurry of wings drives that Eurasian Coot away again!
All is safe for now!
Leaves have turned deep Red
Colours of Autumn
Green Berries among Red Leaves
Most leaves have fallen
Fallen Leaves among Petunias below