Friday, 7 March 2014

Swan Lake Ryde, I.O.W.

Swan Lake is a lovely lake in the centre of Ryde, I.O.W. just opposite the beach and there is always lots of activity at the lake.  I passed it several times during me stay and always stopped to see what was going on.  The Black Swan seemed to be paired up with a Mute Swan and mostly they were always together.  I think you are going to know all these birds today, so perhaps it is time for a cuppa, put the post into slide mode, sit back and enjoy.  It finishes with a video.

Mute Swans, Black Swan, Mallard and Black headed Gulls


Male Pochard and female Mallard

Messed up Goose!

Black headed Gull

The short video can be accessed at

If there is a black space below, click it and the video will appear

I hope you enjoyed see the birds in Swan Lake.

Many thanks for visiting and to those who left comments on any of my posts.


  1. you might wonder for a moment, how come just the lone black swan? What made it separate from the other black swans, or they from it? A true 'black and white' photo :)

  2. I see you found the Black Swan of the family.

  3. The swans are very beautiful. They're always a joy to see. I wish you a wonderful weekend, Margaret!

  4. The black and white swans add a really nice contrasting effect to your images.

    Mersad Donko Photography

  5. I wonder if this is the first visual case on Swan Diversity . . .

  6. Swans are just so beautiful. I love your photos--even of the goose!!!!

    We saw some swans in a lake when we were in Ohio in 2012. Such beautiful birds!


  7. A popular place for the birds Margaret...good to see...[;o)

  8. Red-head, grey back, black bum = Pochard (not Wigeon)

    1. HI Errol Indeed it is, very many thanks for correction. I have changed it now. Too busy and not thinking!!!

  9. Great photos of these beautiful birds! There was a Black Swan in my area, who was hanging around with the Mute Swans. They don't belong here, so an animal rescue group was trying to capture it, but I don't know if they ever did. As Spring approaches, I'll be out looking for him here again. (The reservoir is frozen over now, so the Swans are no longer there.)

  10. Lovely birds, and thanks for the laugh............I hope that big one found what it was looking for under there!

  11. Nice variety, I really love the swans.. Especially the Black swan we do not see them in the wild here. Have a happy weekend!

  12. A lovely series from Swan Lake Margaret!
    The sixth photo is my favorite. A very pretty ebony and ivory pair.

  13. The first time I've seen the Black Prince.
    He is so cute.