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2 Abandoned Black Swans Rescued On Long Island

SOUTHOLD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Two rare, black swans that were abandoned have been rescued in Southold. As neighbors in kayaks worked to corral the birds from a creek, John Di Leonardo of Long Island Orchestrating Nature tried to scoop them up with a net. Di Leonardo said the black swans are native to Australia and he believes these two were hand-raised. In fact, the swans were being beaten up by much larger white swans before the rescue. Di Leonardo eventually got the black swans out of the water. They will likely head to a sanctuary.
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Groton, CTPosted by
The Day

An egret on Beebe Pond

Groton — An egret was chilling on a rock Friday at Beebe Pond Park. The park has 97 acres of woodlands with a salt pond, remnants of an old mill, stone walls, a swamp and stream. Rock outcrops, ledges and large glacial boulders also can be found throughout the property.
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Southold, NYNewsday

Abandoned Australian black swans scooped up in Southold

Two starving Australian black swans, likely doomed after being abandoned in Southold, were rescued by kayaking volunteers and neighbors, a rescuer said Friday. The pair of swans, so striking, at least in this hemisphere, with their midnight plumage and red, white-tipped beaks, were caught Thursday by John Di Leonardo, president of the nonprofit Long Island Orchestrating for Nature in Malverne.
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