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Old Aug 25, 2010, 6:22 AM   #1
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Default At Little Llangothlen Lagoon

On this second part of our trips to lagoons in our area we visited Little Llangothlen Lagoon. It, like Mother of Ducks, is also filling again after the 'big dry'. Again wildlife was limited to two species of waterfowl - black swans and purple swamphens. But it was a bleak, overcast day with wind chill below zero so others could easily have been sheltering out of sight.

The swans were spread across the middle of the lagoon before swimming into the grasses on the shore to our left.

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They were joined by others and to our surprise (and delight) we saw cygnets swimming with the adults.

#2 Two little cygnets behind the swan on the left.

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#3 The family Mum, Dad and four little cygnets.

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Closer, on the shore-line, were a whole gathering of purple swamphens pretending not to notice us, but moving just that little to keep us at a distance.

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This, too will be a place to visit as the weather warms up and the lagoon takes on its spring regrowth.

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Old Aug 28, 2010, 5:03 PM   #2
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Well Bernice, you did a lot better than I would in that temp, its hard to take wildlife pics from inside my nice warm house!
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