A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Wednesday June 11, 2014.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

Some pictures of the Cygnets and other birds taken during my walks in the park.

Swan Lake Park - June 9th, 2014

Canada Geese
The Canada Goose population of our lake has been increasing lately as they congregate here in preparation for their summer molting.
During the molting period they will not be able to fly for 4 weeks or more and so they need to prepare by finding a safe body of water with lots of food in and around it.

Mute Swan
Juliet pulling weeds up from the bottom for her cygnets to eat.


Juliet guarding the cygnets while they feed and play.

Mute Swan - Cygnets

Swan Lake Park - June 10th, 2014

Mute Swan

Swan Lake Park - June 11, 2014

Mute Swan - Cygnets
The 3 cygnets feeding at the special Cygnet feed tray in the Swan feeding station.

Mallard Ducks
7 male Mallards waiting for the Swans to leave the feeder so that they can get any food that is left.
Mute Swan's only eat as much as they need so it is a safe bet that some food will be left in the feeding station

Blackbird - female
It was a beautiful day for a walk in the park despite the weather forcast. This female, probably a grackle female, was walking along the path near the feeding station.

Mute Swan
Romeo spies some Canada Geese to close to the nesting area and charges off to chase them away.

Juliet leads the cygnets back to the nest to rest after their dinner.

Canada Goose
This family also felt it was a beautiful day for a walk in the park.

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