Sunday, 1 May 2011

Leabank Square Swans - Please Help Them

Yesterday some kids got up onto the riverbank with an adult - and unfortunately smashed & knocked some eggs into the river.

Thankfully a few witnesses have come forward - and the police are now dealing with the matter.

But please could we beg everyone to be as vigilant as possible! There are only 4 eggs left - and this amazing couple need all the friends they can get to look after these remaining eggs.

The swans are - understandably - very nervous now - and the cobb is not going on his usual territorial paddles. He is sticking right by the nest all day & night now.

We have strengthened the fence that was damaged by the vandals - and hopefully they can't get to the nest as easily any more. But please keep an eye out for our swans.

If you see anyone harassing or threatening them - please call the police immediately. They are very aware of what happened - and will respond as soon as they can.

Thank you.


Anonymous said...

How can he call himself an adult if this is what he allows his kid & friends to do to innocent wildlife?!

Rosie Davenport said...

I pass by your riverbank every weekday - and am always watching this swan soap opera. I'm so sorry about what happened to them, please try and look after the remaining eggs as best you can. The old River Lea needs as much local wildlife living in & on it to counteract all this ghastly developemnt going on.

Thank you for keeping us non residents informed.

Rosie Davenport