Friday, 15 April 2011
Leabank Square Swans Expect Triplets!!
Remember last years family of swans? (http://leabanksquare.blogspot.com/2010/11/birds-of-leabank-square-swan.html)
Well a couple of them have decided to make our reedbeds a home. This beautiful twosome have made a huge nest on the floating island - and the penn has now laid 3 eggs.
Dad is fiercly patrolling up & down to make sure that no-one gets too close to their nest. He is having a bit of a rough time with the rowers from the clubs on both sides - and was actually clipped on Sunday.
If you're up on the riverbank while they're rowing past - please give them the heads up about the nest - especially when the cygnets arrive.
Also - please don't go too close to the nest - remember swans are protected species - and as such - it's illegal to interfere with them.
But please enjoy this stunning spectacle of nature being played out right on our own doorstep. It all goes to show that if you create a more diverse environment - nature comes to you!