Monday, 16 April 2012
Later this morning
My friend Jessie has a little boy 17 months old. She wanted me to take some pictures of him today so we went to Western Springs to the playground.
He loved the slide best but chasing seagulls seemed to run a close second for this wee guy.
Best of all, I got to enjoy a day at the park without having to chase kids away from the water or protect them from scary biting geese and swans.
Sibling rivalry it would seem isn't just a human issue, this little chick was pushed off by his/her sibling for prime position next to Mum.
I was surprised at the number of baby animals still around, pukekos, chickens, ducks and swans all had babies following them.
One thing puzzles me though. Where have all the white swans gone? When I was a child, white swans were everywhere and seeing a black swan was a rarity. I was always told they flew from Perth to NZ and that's why there were so few. Now you can't find a white swan at the Domain or Western Springs, I haven't seen a white swan in years. There's something poetic about a white swan reflected in dark water, you just don't get that wonderful reflection with black swans.