Tolo Lake was a meeting place for the Nez Perce Indians. They camped here, collecting bulbs on the Camas Praire. It is named for an Indian woman who ran to the Florence Mines to tell the news of the war breaking out on the Salmon River in 1877 when White Bird's band and Chief Joseph's band fought the U. S. Army. The lake is about 35 acres just west of town about six miles.
The Canada Goose in the center gives us a comparison of size. It is typically 16-25 inches long whereas the Tundra Swan is 36" long and the Trumpeter Swan is 45" long.
Even in this close-up there is not enough information to make a certain identification. Nevertheless, it was a unusual and exciting site to see. On Sunday they were gone and replaced by Snow Geese.