Cygnets and ducklings

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Subject: Cygnets and ducklings
From: "Alberta Hayes" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 16:11:23 +1100
Hello all, Just went for a walk along Isabella Ponds and saw two families of Pacific Black Ducks with 5 and 6 very small ducklings respectively. Also, to my surprise were the swans and they had 4 cygnets with them.   Earlier this breedng season I posted  about these swans losing their eggs at least 3 times , because they had built their nest in the path of the stormwater drain. That nest was stolen by about 6
pelicans that began to sleep there about 3 weeks ago. The swans had to move well out of the way of the stormwater drain and finally managed to hatch their chicks without them being washed away.
We have also had our resident family of Fairy Wrens in our garden all day today. Also we have been hearing a lot of  the Yellow Tail Black Cockatoos that live near the Monash shops. 
Alberta Hayes , Monash
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