A beautiful day for a walk in the park.

Monday June 27, 2011.

Swan Lake Village area.

Swan Lake Park.

Juliet with cygnet.

Romeo chases geese
, one by one but they are all gone in 15 minutes

This delightful fellow was hiding in the grass just inside the gate
to the park.

Reesor's Pond - 10 minutes south east of Swan Lake Village

Great Blue Heron:

Pied Bill Grebe:
I saw my first Pied Bill Grebe on Swan Lake recently
and was very happy to see another one at Reesor`s.

Here is a site with interesting information about the Grebe.

Interesting facts from the above website.

A group of grebes are collectively known as a "water dance" of grebes.
Although it swims like a duck, it does not have webbed feet. Each toe
has lobes extending out on the sides that provide extra surface area for paddling.
Folk names of this grebe include dabchick, devil-diver, dive-dapper, hell-diver, and water witch.
The Pied-billed Grebe is rarely seen in flight. It prefers to escape predators by diving,
and it migrates at night.