Saturday, 9 February 2008

The resident pair of swans at The Lawns

"As wheresoever we went, like Juno's swans,
Still we went coupled and inseparable"
(As You Like It 1.3. 73-4) Shakespeare

The much loved (by local people) resident swan couple at The Lawns - I understand they mate for life. Last year they had five cygnets born around April and flew away in October. I watched their parents teach them to fly and then one morning saw five young swans flying low together across the the town heading who knows where ..........