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Up close, the trumpeter swans' distinctive black beaks stand out. Trumpeters are migratory. They arrive in their breeding grounds in late April after the ice melts and leave for northern wintering grounds in September before freeze. Photo courtesy of Linda Amundsen

City's manmade pond morphs into 'Swan Lake'

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"I saw this big white bird, but I was too far away," said River Falls resident Linda Amundsen. "I had to check it out."

That was in February. Amundsen was in the parking lot at Family Fresh Market downtown.


From afar she saw an unfamiliar bird on Lake George.

Curious, she went to the White Pathway on the other side of the lake and followed the pathway to the observation deck.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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