Bernie the swan is a lonely bird these days.
He still shares the Glynmill Inn Pond with flocks of ducks and seagulls, but his female mute swan companion, Miss Daisy, has died.
According to Corner Brook Pulp and Paper, which employs the caretaker of the majestic birds who have become synonymous with the pond in the heart of Corner Brook, Miss Daisy died of natural causes in the swans’ protected house at the pond earlier this summer.
Bernie came to Corner Brook in 2015, a year after Miss Daisy’s former partner, Big Ben, was killed by a bald eagle.
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The paper company has made arrangements to bring in a new female mute swan to accompany Bernie and hopes the bird will be in the pond by the end of August.
Miss Daisy had been a resident of the pond since 2008.