Whats Happening ?

4th December

Friday 4th

Sadly one of the adult swans, probably the cob, was found dead this morning.  Yesterday it was in much the same position as where the family had rested on Wednesday but on its own. It appeared alert and healthy although the rest of the family were now on the other side of the river.   Perhaps it was just having a break from parenthood or maybe it was ailing!

The corpse had some predatory damage to its breast but whether this had occurred pre or post-mortem is a matter of speculation.  The corpse disappeared following the next high tide, presumably floating away.

Hopefully the remaining adult will find itself another mate in time to breed again next season.