A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Wednesday August 28, 2013.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

Pictures taken around Swan Lake Park between August 16th and August 28th.

Swan Lake Park - August 16th, 2013

Caspian Tern
Two Caspian Tern's are hunting for fish in Swan Lake. With wings and tail feathers spread wide this Caspian Tern slows down as it thinks it sees a fish below the water.

The Caspian Tern flying in a large circle around the lake looking for signs of fish below the surface.

Slider Turtle
I saw these Slider Turtles sunbathing on a log in Turtle inlet. The picture was taken from the bridge over the inlet at the northwest corner of the lake.

Mute Swan
These pictures were taken in the late afternoon of Romeo in the East Pond.


Swan Lake Park - August 17, 2013

Mallard Duck
Female Mallard Ducks have a little bath out on the lake near the Pier.

Swan Lake Park - August 18, 2013

Great Blue Heron
You can see how effective the Great Blue Heron's camouflage is as this one hunts frogs and fish in the East Pond.

The Great Blue Heron became nervous as I moved closer to get a better picture. It is flying out of the East Pond to fly over the path and back into Swan Lake.


Caspian Tern
The Caspian Tern flying out of the water after an unsuccessful dive for a fish.

Here the Caspian Tern has sighted something under the water and hovers for a few seconds to decide if it is worth diving for.

Having decided that it was seeing a fish under the water, the Caspian Tern dives straight down from about 40 feet above the lake.

Swan Lake Park - August 16th, 2013

Caspian Tern
Caspian Tern circling the lake looking for food.

Swan Lake Park - August 25th, 2013

Wood Duck
This female wood duck was visiting Swan Lake for the last week. This picture was taken from the Pier looking at the east end of the nearby island.

Mallard Duck
These two females decided to have an impromptu dance on a log near the pier.

Cabbage Moth
There a quite a few of these Cabage Moths flying around Swan Lake and the Village.

Two of the Cabbage Moths sitting on flowers near the North Pond.

Swan Lake Village - August 28, 2013

Mute Swan
Romeo and Juliet returning to the island to rest after their 5pm feeding. Picture was taken from the Pier.

Wood Duck
Art Henschel took this close up picture of the female Wood Duck that is visiting Swan Lake.

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