Sunday, 17 November 2013

EDWARDES LAKE PARK, RESERVOIR

Edwardes Lake Park in Reservoir, is a 26 hectare district park which 135,000 people visit each year, the second largest park in the Darebin municipality after Bundoora Park, providing the setting for the 6.3 hectare Edwardes Lake.

The lake is a part of the Edgar’s Creek catchment, which is a stream of Melbourne’s Yarra River. The lake has very high community and environmental values. Edwardes Lake is an urban water body of some 85 million litres created by a concrete weir on Edgar’s Creek, as part of the Merri catchment. The lake has an upstream catchment of more than 100 square kilometres and is an important part of regional stormwater management. It is the second largest urban lake in the greater Melbourne metropolitan region.

This post is part of the Sunday Bridges meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme,
and also part of the Scenic Weekends meme.





The Hardhead (Aythya australis), also White-eyed Duck, is the only true diving duck found in Australia. Hardheads are common in the south-east of Australia, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin, but also in the wetter country near the coasts. They are moderately nomadic in normal years, but disperse widely in times of drought. 
 Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) also known simply as "seagull" in Australia, is the most common gull seen in Australia 
The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio) is a "swamp hen" in the rail family Rallidae. Also known locally as the Pūkeko, African Purple Swamphen, Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule or Purple Coot. This chicken-sized bird, with its large feet, bright plumage and red bill and frontal shield is easily-recognisable in its native range. 
The Mallard or Wild Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand and Australia. This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae.

4 comments:

  1. You always have the most interesting posts, Nick!
    «Louis» thanks you for contributing this to Sunday Bridges.

    He also invites you to check out his Friday Funnies, which post (as the name implies) each Friday, but are accessible any day.

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  2. I like the photo of the mom and her baby.

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  3. Hi Nick. You are opening up my eyes to parts of Melbourne I did not know existed. Thanks J.

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