A beautiful day for a walk in the park. 

Wednesday June 17, 2015.

Swan Lake Village area,
Markham, Ontario

The last week has seen the Cygnets growing very fast. The park is full of interesting things to see, The Swans, Cygnets, baby ducks, Great Blue Heron, Young birds leaving the nest for the first time and beautiful flowers and blossoms in the Village and the Park.

Swan Lake Park - June 10th, 2015

Mute Swan
The Cygnets arrive in the Swan Feeding Station to have their dinner.

Mallard Duck
A female Mallard with her children wait at the entrance to the Feeding Station in hopes of being first in to eat the leftovers when the Swans leave.

Swan Lake Park - June 11th, 2015

Mute Swan
With the assistance of Sal and David I was able to get some close up shots of the Swans relaxing on the large island to the north west.
Apparently Romeo convinced the Canada Geese to leave the Island.

Great Blue Heron
Further down the lake on the South West shore we saw a Great Blue Heron perched high above the water.

Mute Swans
Back at the Island the Cygnets had returned to the shallow water beside the shore, providing a great photo opportunity.

Back on land beside the path we saw these beautiful flowers.

Mute Swans
A few hours later I returned to the Park and took this picture, from the landing below the Swan Club, of the Swans swimming from the large island down the shore to the Swan Feeding Station for dinner.

Mute Swans
Elsie Watson joined me at the Swan Feeding Station and took this great shot of the Cygnets.

Swan Lake Village - June 16th, 2015

Eastern Cottontail Rabbits
The mother had made a nest near the Tennis Courts at the Gardens clubhouse. The mother was no-where to be seen but we saw 5 or 6 cute little baby bunnies in the shallow nest on the ground.

Swan Lake Park - June 17, 2015

Mute Swan
Juliet was watching us very carefully as we took pictures of the Cygnets.

Mute Swans
The Cygnets watched us carefully before starting to eat their lunch.

Cygnets checking out the special food we provide them with to help them grow healthy and strong.

Mute Swans
After lunch the Swans went over to the landing below the Swan Club and spent a while just enjoying the sun and resting.

Mallard Duck
These little ducklings were waiting their turn to raid the Swan Feeding Station for leftovers.

Mute Swan
Beautiful Cygnet resting at the landing.

Swan Lake Village - June 17th, 2015

American Gold Finch
This male gold finch was having a snack at our niger seed feeder.

Swan Lake Park - June 17, 2015

Wood Duck
This female Wood Duck was waiting it's turn to raid the Swan Feeding Station while the Swans enjoyed their dinner.

Swan Lake Village - June 17th, 2015

Whenever we pass Doug A.'s garden we always see some beautiful flowers.

Swan Lake Park - June 17th, 2015

Mallard Duck
Mallard Duckling waiting to raid the Swan Feeding Station when the Swans have finished dinner.

Another picture of the ducklings

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