There is a wide wooden bridge spanning the bigger pond giving children a close up avian experience. On my visit, several children were shrieking with delight at the ducks swimming past their vantage position.
Several swamphens were observed, in the water, on land and in the air. They are mostly sighted on land close to the water or near reeds fossicking around for food. I observed two taking wing and they are quite fast.
A black-faced cormorant was seen swimming and occasionally thrusting its head and neck into the water in search of food. On my approach, it abandoned the water and kindly perched on the rail of a nearby bridge, posing for photographs.