This pair of black swans were enjoying the late afternoon sunshine at Beeliar wetlands south of Perth. Who would believe the amount of birdlife and beauty in the midst of our city? Unfortunately this stunning and ecologically diverse wetland is under threat of a highway extension proposed to go straight through the middle, and supposedly linking up roads more easily to Fremantle port. So short-sighted of planners who have total disregard for what is left of the wildlife corridors and pockets of wetlands that remain in the urban sprawl of Perth. And this is called ‘development’.