Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Leabank Square Swans - Are Family!!!!
This morning 2 of the swans eggs hatched!!
There are still 2 eggs left on the nest - but the proud parents are as chuffed as can be.
We were amazed at how quickly dad took his cygnets out on to the water!! They were fussed over for about 6 hours - and then nervously took to the inside of the floating island for about an hour.
Then both parents slipped off the nest into the canal - and coaxed the little ones over the rim & into the water as well. This 1st swim lasted only a few minutes.
This was repeated a few hours later - when dad took them to the opposite side of the canal for a bit of a foraging lesson. After about a half an hour they all 3 came back to the nest for some more fussing.
We will let you know about the 2 other eggs as soon as anything happens.