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Belmar Mayor: Have You Seen Silver Lake’s Swan Family?

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Silver Lake’s resident swan family, pictured here in May, has not been seen on the lake since June 22. They were last spotted along Ocean Avenue, heading southbound. Credits: Ed Markey/Borough of Belmar
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The swans from Silver Lake may have relocated to Lake Como, where there is more vegetation. Credits: Cathy Goetz
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BELMAR, NJ — Silver Lake’s resident swan family is missing — last seen on June 22 waddling along Ocean Avenue southbound.

To make sure they are in a safe location, Belmar Mayor Brian Magovern is asking if anyone has spotted the adult pair of swans and their cygnets. He believes they may have settled on Lake Como, which has more vegetation than Silver Lake.

This winter, it was the first time in many years that swans nested on the lake’s center island and could be seen throughout the spring on the lake and along its banks.

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Magovern can be emailed at mayor@belmar.com.

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