January 7, 2010 in City, Outdoors
Courtesy of Warren Current photo

Stevens County birdwatcher Warren Current photographed this adult trumpeter swan after it had been wounded by a shooter on the Colville River west of Colville, Wash., on Dec. 28. The swan later was euthanized by a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department officer. Outraged birders and local residents have donated at least $1,600 for a reward fund to for tips that lead to the arrest of the shooter. Trumpeter swans are a protected species in Washington.