A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Friday June 20, 2014.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

More pictures of the Cygnets and other discoveries in my walks about the park. June 13 to June 20th, 2014

Swan Lake Park - June 13th, 2014

Mute Swans
Juliet carefully watching her cygnets as they finish off their food in the cygnet feeding tray.

Romeo and Juliet helping their cygnets to get some additional food from the adult feeding trough. Both parents are very protective of the Cygnets and stay very close to them while they feed.

Picture by Cindy

Swan Lake Park - June 15, 2014

Mute Swans
In the background you can see the ducks waiting for their chance to go after the leftovers when the swans leave the feeder.

Picture by Cindy.

Romeo keeps the ducks out of the feeding station while Juliet looks after the cygnets.

Red-winged Blackbird - female
This female Red-wnged Blackbird posed for me on the fence.

Swan Lake Park - June 16th, 2014

Mute Swans - Cygnets
The Cygnets resting on the shore at the landing just below the Swan Club.

Red-winged Blackbird - male
The Red-winged Blackbird watches the Swans from the reeds beside the landing area. These birds help to keep the Swans safe as they will make a lot of noise and try to distract predators that enter their nesting areas.

Canada Geese
Canada Geese enjoying the sun while resting on a large piece of driftwood that is stuck near the shore past the landing.

Green Teal duck - male
First Green Teal I've seen on the lake. The duck was far out in the lake making it difficult to get a shot.

Thanks to Bev S. for forwarding the picture to friends who identified it.

Mute Swan
Juliet takes her cygnets out on the lake for a swim.

Picture by Cindy

This robin posed standing on one leg on the the fence near the landing.

House Finch - male
Sitting on a small spruce tree near the village entrance to the park. I took this shot in the rain as we dashed for home.

Swan Lake Park - June 19, 2014

Mute Swans
Romeo and Juliet carefully guarding the cygnets from the photographer while the cygnets feed on the special cygnet food in their feeding tray.

Bluebottle Dragonfly
This Bluebottle landed on spruce branch and allowed me to move my camera very close in order to get this picture.

Swan Lake Village - June 20th, 2014

Mute Swan - cygnets
With their parents closely guarding them these beautiful little cygnest curl up together on the shore of the landing to rest and dry their feathers.

Picture by Cindy.

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