Thursday, 15 May 2014
Look Who's Down By The River.
This blog has had a long affair with two swans who inhabit the stretch of river below Grantchester millpond. We first met them back in 2011 nesting in viewing distance from the road. You can catch up on the whole saga by clicking here
We watched them as they raised six cygnets. But the following year disaster struck as the nest site was flooded out and the eggs washed away. Swans seem to learn from their mistakes however...
Last year (when this blog was "off-the-air") they built higher up on the nearby island. But this year they seem to have forgotten the harsh lesson of 2012 and are back nesting right next to the river again. I feared that a similar fate might befall them if we suffered any heavy rainfall. But yesterday....
Aaaah! Two little grey heads appeared from among mother's plumage. There may well be more hidden from view - I'll keep you posted.
Take care, Mrs Swan.