Proud Parents

A great day for Harry & Sally – 8 beautiful cygnets hatched today and already swimming in the river.

I hadn’t seen Harry the previous day in his normal feeding spot, so I was anxious to make sure everything was ok. I was hopeful his absence could be because he was busy guarding his brood and as I approached their nest was greeted by both Harry and Sally. Following close behind were the most adorable, noisy, fluffy, and healthy looking babies imaginable, and all clearly hungry. Apparently, eight is a very large number for swans to hatch. I just hope they all make it to adulthood.

Watch this space!

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Stephen Leathley, along with Maria Leathley is owner/operator of Riverside Cottage Holidays in Frome He is a musician and educator at The Riverside Guitar Workshop 

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