Black Swans Spotted in the Santa Barbara Harbor

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Edhat readers share photos of five black swans spotted in the Santa Barbara Harbor this week.

It's unclear how the non-native waterbirds arrived in Santa Barbara, but a local rescue team was able to corral the birds and assess them for possible treatment, according to John Palminteri.


Photo by Susan Lafond


Swan heart captured on Friday (Photo by Ginger1)


Photo by Connie Gillies


Photo by Connie Gillies


Photo by Connie Gillies

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a-1620345133 May 06, 2021 04:52 PM
Black Swans Spotted in the Santa Barbara Harbor

There's a long interesting story in the current issue of the Montecito Journal that's at various newsstands, such as Tri-Counties Market. Unfortunately, diSieno showed up at the harbor with crates and captured them. They were inspected at the SBWCN and are placed at a private residence, forever more to live in captivity. ...According to the story diSieno maintained that the harbor water was unhealthy. Not so, it is tested regularly and there are many birds there.

Roger May 06, 2021 10:56 AM
Black Swans Spotted in the Santa Barbara Harbor

They are in Solvang I got a call last night from Julia, she told me someone said that I reported she had killed one of the swans, I was half asleep and got bent about the whole thing anyway she told me they were in Solvang I don't know anything...

Roger May 05, 2021 09:11 PM
Black Swans Spotted in the Santa Barbara Harbor

Some jerk that lives on a boat in the harbor started this bs rumor all 5 swans are doing fine in their home away from home no one hurt any of them..I never posted anything about the swans..

Roger May 05, 2021 09:04 PM
Black Swans Spotted in the Santa Barbara Harbor

Someone is starting rumors that I stated that someone killed one of those swans I did not do that I don't start rumors nor talk shit about other people it just isn't nice. I have the names of one of the people involved.

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