Protecting the Young by byronbackyard

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Black Swans form isolated pairs or small colonies in shallow wetlands. Birds pair for life, with both adults raising one brood per season. The eggs are laid in an untidy nest made of reeds and grasses. The nest is placed either on a small island or floated in deeper water. The chicks are covered in grey down, and are able to swim and feed themselves as soon as they hatch.
These Black Swans reside at West Byron Wetlands in Byron Bay and have remained there since the last breeding season.
Canon 50D, EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM

Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Becca Joy
    Becca Joyalmost 5 years ago

    Great composition and the colors are fabulous!!

  • Thanks so much, I very beautiful little piece of the universe!

    – byronbackyard

  • Becca Joy
    Becca Joyalmost 5 years ago

    youre very welcome!!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous capture

  • Many thanks Kathy, it’s very exciting when there are new signets, we’re starting to get quite a Black Swan population here!

    – byronbackyard

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 5 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • laruecherie
    laruecherieover 4 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • Poete100
    Poete100over 4 years ago

    What an outstanding photo…this place looks a lot like my pond here…very beautiful!!!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment, it’s in the wetlands of Byron Bay!

    – byronbackyard

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago
  • Thanks so much, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in the group “In, & around Byron”

    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.

    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • Many thanks, very happy making!

    – byronbackyard

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