Warm welcome for swans at Brushy

-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen
While the open water on area lakes is frustrating ice fishermen, a bevy of trumpeter swans found it to their liking as they gathered Wednesday afternoon on Brushy Creek Lake in the Brushy Creek State Recreation Area. Bill Spece, Iowa Department of Natural Resources conservation agent for Webster and Humboldt counties, counted more than 120 birds on the lake Wednesday morning.