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Biodiversity of the Woodlands - Mute Swans breeding on the ponds.

2013 - MUTE SWANS BREED AGAIN.

A pair of mute swans have bred again this year on the Lower Boat Pond, and have produced eight cygnets this time.

March 2012 - This Spring, a pair of Mute Swan again built a nest on the Lower Boat Pond, and in May, four cygnets hatched, with one egg remaining on the nest unhatched. Many photographs were taken and below is a selection of them.

Mute swans have been breeding on the Lower Boat Pond nearly every year since 2009, the first set of photographs were taken in 2009 and 2011.

2014 - MUTE SWANS BREED AGAIN.

They bred again in May 2014 on the Lower Boat Pond, and  again produced eight cygnets, but by early July, there were only 3 cygnets left.

2015 - MUTE SWANS AGAIN PRODUCE EIGHT CYGNETS.

This year they again produced eight cygnets, and in August they were still all there.

2016 - MUTE SWANS YET AGAIN PRODUCE EIGHT CYGNETS  (Photos by John Hillier, Les Price & Jeff Williams) 

This year they again produced eight cygnets, but by early June we had lost one cygnet.

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2018 - MUTE SWANS  PRODUCE THREE  CYGNETS THIS YEAR