The Lake

Community hopeful for cygnets’ survival despite Theft attempts and predators

Jamie Furness June 11, 2024 3 min read

The iconic black swan pair at The Lake recently welcomed six cygnets in late May 2024. By June 8, one baby swan was already missing from the brood. With survival statistics at the lake so grim for the cygnets, residents have been diligently rushing to play their part by reminding each other on social media…

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Last baby swan dies after severe leg injury

Jamie Furness September 6, 2023 6 min read

By Jamie Furness Forest Lake’s last surviving baby black swan died on September 3, leaving area residents upset and frustrated at what they see as inaction by authorities. RSPCA animal rescue officer Chantelle Scolari, who collected the cygnet from the lake, said its injuries were irreparable and left the RSPCA with no option other than…

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Swan killed by fishing gear at the lake

Jamie Furness May 11, 2023 3 min read

One of the black swans at Forest Lake has tragically died after a hook and a piece of fishing line became wrapped tightly around its neck. On April 19 Forest Lake local Christine Pipistrelli found the swan and called the RSPCA, who attended to the swan within the hour.  “Sadly his oesophagus was damaged due…

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Young photographer nominated for Lord Mayor’s People’s Choice award.

Jamie Furness August 11, 2022 3 min read

Luan Sejdi from Forest Lake State High School has been listed as a finalist for the “People’s Choice Award” in the 2022 Lord Mayor’s Photographic Awards with a stunning photo that captures the beauty of the lake at Forest Lake. Luan’s photo “The Lake” was selected by the Lord Mayor and a panel of judges…

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