A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Tuesday August 23, 2011.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

Swan Lake Park - late afternoon
It is such a joy to go for a walk in the Swan Lake Park. We just had a very short walk, to the pier and back again, but we saw so many interesting sites. All you need is to look around you, and sometimes look up, as you walk around the park.
Mallard Ducks - female
Ducks coming in for a landing on the lake. Bright orange webbed feet almost like tail lights.
Just before the landing they closed up their formation and you can see the colors of their wing feathers.
Red Tailed Hawk
A pair of these hawks are regular visitors to the lake. This one flew over us at a high altitude twice while we were walking.
Swamp Dawg!
This remote controlled model boat was zipping around the lake on the south side of the pier.
Great Blue Heron
This heron was on the south east end of the Island near the pier, but not visible from the pier. It stayed there for our whole walk and we could see it from the path beside the village. In order to see it you needed to look throught he tall grasses on the shore.
Look closely and you will see the large fish it caught at the end of its beak.
The hardest part of any fish story is - swallowing it.
Caspian Tern
I love watching this bird diving into, and under, the water from the air and then literally flying out of the water with the fish it caught.
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