Saturday, 28 January 2017

Black Swans with Cygnets and Common Grass Blue Butterflies

1. Black Swan  Cygnets / Chicks / Babies  - (Cygnus atratus)

These Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) and their cygnets were filmed at the Tamar Wetlands near Launceston, Tasmania (Cygnus atratus)

( Black Swans with Cygnets  - Click the play button)

2. Common Grass Blue Butterflies Mating (Zizina labradus)
The tiny  Common Grass Blue butterflies  (Zizina labradus)  are quite active at the moment. Their total wingspan is only 20mm- 23 mm. While doing some gardening, I came across this pair mating. This Lycaenid butterfly is found throughout most of Australia. Their food plant includes clover as well as other members of the Fabacae family such as beans and peas.

(Common Grass Blues - Click the play button)

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  1. Loved seeing the Black Swsn cygnets and lov the Saxaphone music. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Great videos again. The swans and cygnets are especially beautiful.

  3. Hello, great videos. I loved seeing the black swans and their chicks. Pretty butterflies! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and weekend!

    1. Thank you for watching and, as always, for the link up.

  4. Wonderful videos of nature's gems ~ well done ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^

  5. Black Swans always make me wonder what the firsts Europeans here thought they had found!

    Sorry about slow reply - I have been in New Zealand and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

    1. This is an even slower reply :-) Thanks for the comment and I hope you enjoyed New Zealand.