This post is for World Bird Wednesday.
I took these photos a couple of weeks ago in at the ponds in Gympie. I haven't been there for a few months and it was good to see birds back at the ponds after the ponds were so messed up from the floods in January of this year. (In parks like this in the middle of a town it is always easier to get close to the birds.) There are always lots of the more common water birds but it was interesting this time to see a number of juvenile Dusky Moorhens (Gallinula tenebrosa).
Here is a juvenile by itself
A juvenile with an adult on the right
An adult with very worn plumage
There was also a pair of Black Swans (Cygnus atratus) with two half grown juveniles.