A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Monday June 18, 2012.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

Swan Lake Park - June 16, 2012
Red Wing Blackbird - Juvenile male
Many birds change their colors when they reach adult breeding age, After searching the internet for this bird I was finally able to match it up to a picture of a juvenile Red Wing Blackbird.
Along the path to the point Cindy and I spotted this unusual plant with the large seeds. It almost looks like a jelly fish when you look closely at it.
Mute Swans
Romeo, Juliet and the kids swimming off the point.
Mute Swan - Cygnets
Here the Cygnets are swimming over towards the point.
Swan Lake Park - June 17, 2012
Mute Swans
Romeo, Juliet and the kids out by the point.
Black Crowned Night Heron - Juvenile
This is a juvenile Night Heron and I'm fairly sure it is a Juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron. I took this picture facing the south shore across from the point.
Monarch Butterfly
We were on the part of the path at the top of the hill where you can look down on the pond north of Swan Lake
There seems to be a few very active chipmunks on top of the hill overlooking the lake.
Another view of the chipmunk.
Swan Lake Park - June 18, 2012
Great Blue Heron
It was a strange day as we saw 2 or 3 different Great Blue Heron's flying across the lake in different directions. This shot is from up on the hill looking down on the Heron as it flies across the lake. If you look closely you can see it has caught a fish.
Another shot of the Heron flying away
Great Blue Heron
We were up on the hill when this one flew by and landed on the shore below the Swan Club.
Mute Swans
Romeo and Juliet with their Cygnets sitting beside the path just before the bridge.
Mute Swan - Cygnets
Close up of the Cygnets. Looks like one of them has been playing in the mud. Shot taken on the grass just before the bridge.
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