The first place I headed to was the lake. I wanted to walk out on the pier and see what was happening. When I got out of the car, I was assaulted by the most horrific stench that I have ever smelled there. It didn't take me long to figure out why. All you had to do was to look at the water.
But, I kept on. As I got out onto the pier itself, the water cleared. It was a windy day, and the waves were really kicking up.
After watching the waves for a while, I headed back to my car. I decided, before I left, however, that I would take a look at Mill Creek, and see what was there. As I was walking towards the creek, which was full of Mallards sheltering from the waves, I saw a big, black bird in their midst. You can barely see it in this picture.
I walked closer, and saw, very much to my surprise, a Black Swan. Black Swans are native to Australia, and are quite common there. They are a very rare, introduced species here, however, very rarely seen in the wild. I am thinking that this one must be an escapee from somewhere.
In the meantime, here's a short video of the swan.
I forgot to put this second video in, and now, I can't get it to go in the right place. I wanted to show how a large lake like Ontario is different from some of the smaller lakes that you might be familiar with. Sometimes, I think that it's much closer to an ocean, than a lake. Too bad you can see how dirty the water is.