I do not want to ruffle anyone’s feathers but I have to say that I miss seeing the swans, particularly the ones that hung out in West Harbor and the hundred or so that enjoyed their lives in the bay behind Nagoya at Rt. 53 going out on Catawba Island. Every year I look forward to seeing my swan friend “Sammy” and his wife “Samantha” bring their young family to my deck. I fed them every day, sometimes 5 times a day. Some years they brought 5 to 7 babies and other years less but it always signaled spring was here. This year Sammy came one time in the early spring and then he and the rest of the hundred or so swans disappeared. I have heard and I know it was true that it was a very hard winter on them and many died. However, they were here for a short time and then they mysteriously disappeared. I did see two lone ones this past weekend in East Harbor but something tells me they won’t last long.