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January 27, 2013 - 1:56am

Photo: Swan on the Tonawanda

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, animals, Tonawanda Creek, swan.

A reader alerted us Saturday that she had seen a swan on the Tonawanda Creek earlier behind Settler's. Sure enough, we found this big white bird hanging out with the geese.

Robert Brown
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I tweeted you that on Friday! What an impressive bird - I was happy to have seen it while out walking!!!

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Swans are definitely one of my favorite birds as are ducks and blue herons and to see them in the wild does my heart good.

Edna St. Vincent Millay wrote:

I looked in my heart while the wild swans went over.
And what did I see I had not seen before?
Only a question less or a question more;
Nothing to match the flight of wild birds flying.
Tiresome heart, forever living and dying,
House without air, I leave you and lock your door.
Wild swans, come over the town, come over
The town again, trailing your legs and crying!

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Nice poem ... had not read it before.

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