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A Parakeet sitting on a tap waiting for the next drop of water
Among mothers parasol on the catwalk at Yellowstone
A firework that resembles a galaxy.
Oh say can you see?
Love is in the air!
Reflection of El Capitan - Yosemite
Life's Journey
Mysterious Eyes
Christine with Kilian at his first fireworks
Independence Day, San Francisco, 2016
This is my shirt after a BIG Lunch, popped the buttons!
The Swan who drifted
London King's Cross Railway Station
Fun and festive Fourth of July
Glow of the Macaw
Playing Before the Parthenon
Sunrise on the Cumberland
Cathedral Group - Grand Tetons
Grand Tetons
Sunrise - Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Sunset on Tybee
A walk to remember
Flamingo at JW Marriott Palm Dessert
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The Swan who drifted

The Unwanted As I walked around Mill Pond on Long Island I noticed the beauty and splendor of this particular swan. It was as though it was lost and drifting along in loneliness. Mute swans are an non-native, invasive species first brought here in the late 1800's for their beauty. These swans are most numerous on Long Island and in the lower Hudson Valley. They are the largest bird in New York and in recent years have been under scrutiny and observation. Although Swans may be in abundance and may cause a variety of problems they are still a protected species by the New York State Environmental Conservation Law. There is no question the beauty of this bird and the symbol it has given to so many- the symbol of love. This swan was so peaceful and seemed to fit so beautifully in it's environment. So for now they are safe, but for how long?

TAGS: Mystical, New York, United States

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Levittown, Ny, New York, United States of America
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