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