It was too lovely a morning yesterday to have that Sunday sleep-in. We were up and walking around Lake Monger, less than five km from the city, by 6.30am. The Lake Monger walking trail is an easy 3.5km, with many stops along the way to take pics of the huge population of birds that live and nest in this urban wetland. Spring is definitely in the air, the black swans were guarding their young cygnets.. best not to get too close :)
Many adorable Pacific black duck families.. so cute!
It was tricky to get a clear shot of the family of purple swamp hens below, the babies were little fuzz balls on long wobbly stick legs.. to see the gorgeous colours of the adult more clearly click the link..
Couldn't resist a view of the city..
To explain the title of the post. Below, I must have been a little too close to the Willie wagtail's nesting spot.. I'm embarrassed to say that feisty wee bird, hard to get a clear shot, chased me, pecking at my shoes until I fled across the bridge. Hence the Willy wagtroll under the bridge. A group of passing walkers found it all highly amusing.. I survived the cantankerous swans only to be terrorised by the tiniest bird at the party.. hilarious 😉
Oh yeh, these two had a good laugh about it also :) Hope you had/are still having a fab weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..