Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Purple Swamphen

With a red bill and large legs, this coot likes swamps and lakes.  

Canberra - Lake Burley Griffin

A large number live by Canberra’s lakes in the ornamental gardens.  

Lake George top swamp land - June 2014

These are dredging this swamp at the top of Lake George – occasionally standing on one leg to bring grasses or twigs to the surface or to do a standing dance with ruffled feathers if they find a worm.

Peter Quinton
August 2014

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