I always get a special kind of excitement whenever I see wild swans as they migrate through the Robson Valley every Spring and Fall. Throughout my early life my only experience seeing swans were the domesticated ones that were sometimes put in lakes to add a sense of peacefulness to the gardens that surrounded them.
I was quite intrigued upon moving to the valley, to hear about the wild swans landing on Horseshoe Lake. Wild swans seemed so exotic and it was a thrill to first see them and that thrill remains.
I think most of the swans have now flown on to more southern climes, but this lone one was still hanging around Horseshoe Lake yesterday.
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