SWAN MIGRATION

March 23, 2002 12:00 am
 (The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK).
(The Observer/LAURA MACKIE-HANCOCK).

A flock of swans gather poolside in a furrowed field near Booth Lane Thursday afternoon, taking a brief hiatus from their northern migration. Swans skillfully use their long necks to dig holes in the muddy water to reach the plant roots, or tubers, they like to eat. There is a chance that the trumpeter and tundra swans will make their appearance in the Grande Ronde Valley for about another month, until they continue on to their favorite spots in British Columbia.