|A beautiful day for a walk in the park.|
Friday June 06, 2014. Swan Lake Village area,
|The Mute Swan's Cygnets have their first day on the lake.|
|Swan Lake Park - June 5th, 2014|
|Great Blue Heron|
|We followed a Great Blue Heron that was fishing out at the point and later flew over to the shore opposite the bridge at turtle inlet.|
|Swan Lake Park - June 6th, 2014 - Cygnets First Day on the lake.|
|Some of the Swan Lake Volunteers|
|Doc Sal, Art and Mark preparing to check on the Cygnets and the nest. Standing in front of the entrance to the Swan Feeder.|
|Mute Swan - Cygnets|
|Two of the four Cygnets swimming with both Romeo and Juliet watching them carefully.|
Very difficult to get a shot of the Cygnets as both parents were guarding them and kept moving them away from us and placing themselves between us and the Cygnets.
|After the swim Juliet returns to the nest to try and hatch the last egg.|
She is turning the egg over and getting ready to sit on the egg.
|Meanwhile the Cygnets were tired from their first swim and rested on the shore below the nest.|
|Doc Sal and Mark helping me try to get some better shots of the Cygnets from the water.|
Picture by Art Henschel.
|While we were trying to get pictures of the Cygnets a beautiful male Northern Cardinal was flying and stopping along the path.|
Picture courtesy of Mark H.