A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Saturday June 08, 2013.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

Pictures from Swan Lake Park - June 3rd to June 8th. !!! Great News !!! 2 Cygnets hatched on June 7th !!! Pictures of Cygnets will be in my next email later this afternoon!

Swan Lake Park - June 3rd

Great Blue Heron
Two Great Blue Herons have been visiting Swan Lake Park daily.
Unfortunately I have not been able to get a good picture of them yet.

Eastern Cotton Tail
Walking past the landing we noticed a cute rabbit on the other side of the fence inside Swan Lake Village. He hid in the garden but I was able to get this picture. Note how the sun lit up it's ears as he turned them to listen for me behind him.

Swan Lake Park - June 4th


Slider Turtle
This is a very large slider turtle that was sitting on a rock out in the middle of the lake. The picture was taken from the bridge at Turtle Inlet.


Mute Swan
Martin Douglas took this shot of the 6 eggs in Romeo and Juliet's nest.

Swan Lake Park - June 5th

Red-Winged Blackbird

Mallard Duck
These baby ducks were swimming into the Swan Feeding Station. The mother and 6 ducklings had absolutely no fear when it came to eating Romeo's food even when he was there.

Swan Lake Park - June 7th

Mute Swan
Romeo was in fine form as he chased, Canada Geese and two Trumpeter Swans that visited the lake.

Romeo forces the Trumpeter Swan and a Canada Goose into flight.

Swan Lake Park - June 8th

Red Winged Blackbird

Canada Goose
Two very young Goslings walking through the grass with their mother.

Another picture of flowers seen along the path around the lake.

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