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Friendly swan

A regular greeter at the kayaking launch beach in the Dick Murphy Park, “Buddy” the tame mute swan waits for handouts with his Campbell River estuary friends, a flock of wintering Mallard ducks. - Photo by Brian Kyle
A regular greeter at the kayaking launch beach in the Dick Murphy Park, “Buddy” the tame mute swan waits for handouts with his Campbell River estuary friends, a flock of wintering Mallard ducks.
— image credit: Photo by Brian Kyle

A regular greeter at the kayaking launch beach in the Dick Murphy Park, “Buddy” the tame mute swan waits for handouts with his Campbell River estuary friends, a flock of wintering Mallard ducks.

“I regularly hand-feed the elegant swan during my kayak outings,” says photographer Brian Kyle. “He is particularly partial to Thrifty Foods oatmeal raisin cookies.”

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