Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Cygnets Depart ?

After almost 5 months to the day since hatching, our cygnets appear to have fledged and have now been gone for 2 days. 

Popeye and Penny seem very laid back and content, and may have taken advantage of the settled high pressure weather system and suitable tides to offload the babies. This would be the earliest they have ever got rid of them since arriving in the river. They were in perfect condition for the start on life's journey, it remains to be seen if they will stay away or find the lure of the river and comforts of home calling them back!


Elaine said...

Wow! That's very early Joe... I am sure you will see a return of one or two at some point.

jayteescot1 said...

Hi Elaine, the previous swans used to offload their cygnets around the 6th of October every year. We are so used to this lot staying a lot longer. I would not be surprised to see a few return when the tides and weather changes.