If you've seen Elvira, the missing trumpling swan, call 0) 312-6330

A search has been continuing throughout the Columbia Association's open space system for one of Columbia's trumpling swans that is missing from Lake Kittamaqundi.


Members of the Waterfowl and Habitat Committee reported as of two weeks ago that they could not locate Elvira (neck band Z361).

The association's land maintenance crews have begun searching the stream valleys and other lakes and ponds throughout Columbia without success.


Five trumpling swans were placed on Lake Kittamaqundi in the spring. They are the offspring of the adult trumplings at Wilde Lake. The birds are important to the Swan Reserach Program's long-range plans for the reintroduction of native swans to the Chesapeake region.

Anyone with information about the missing bird should contact the Columbia Association's Open Space Management Division at 312-6330.


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* Hickory Ridge: 10500 block of East Wind Way: Someone cracked the windshield of a black Toyota Corolla while it was parked in front of a residence on Aug. 25.

10300 block of Hickory Ridge Road: Someone stole jewelry from a home Friday, but there were no signs of forced entry, police said.

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