A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Saturday March 24, 2012.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

Swan Lake Park - Arrival of The Swans
Residents of Swan Lake Village gather around the pier to welcome Romeo and Juliet back to the lake.
Parade - along the path.
Return to the Lake
Romeo was very anxious to get out of the cage and into the park. Juliet however was a little more cautious.
March of the Swan's
Romeo and Juliet walked slowly over to the water and appeared happy to see all their friends.
Romeo and Juliet
As usual Romeo and Juliet swam out into the lake to explore and wash up after their long journey.
Back at the Swan Club
Arrival of the Swans cake.
Swan volunteers
Some of the many people who help to care and feed the swans.
Romeo and an Intruder
Romeo discovered an male intruder on the lake and very quickly found himself in a fight for his territory (swan lake) and Juliet.
Juliet watches the fight.
The Retreat
Romeo and Juliet leave the lake and head for the pond on the east side of the lake.

The battle appears to have been bloodless.
The Intruder
The larger wild Mute Swan watches the shore where Romeo and Juliet have retreated to.
The Intruder
Swimming along the shore to ensure Romeo does not return to the lake.
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