I went for a walk along the local canal as I knew the swans were building a nest. The male gets the reeds from the canal and hands it over for the female to make the nest. I left them alone to carry on their duty, The female lays up to seven eggs between late April and early May both parents will take it in turn to incubate the eggs which is approx 35-41 days,
A few weeks later I went back to see how they were getting on and to my surprise they had eight cygnets cwtched in the nest. What a family!
I let them be and went back in 4 months to see that the cygnets have grown into swans