This one was a real surprise. I have passed it along Hull Road hundreds of times, but its view is obstructed by a grassy bank. An investigation from the Greenslopes Drive end revealed several little ponds, containing plenty of reeds and grasses to house the resident water birds.
A rare sight was a distant sighting of a swamphen and three chicks feeding on the grassy slopes near their little home pond. My approach sent them scurrying to the safety of the thick reeds bordering their home. Swamp hens usually tolerate passing humans, but a mother swamphen is very protective of her chicks.