Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
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.
2018 - MUTE SWANS PRODUCE THREE CYGNETS THIS YEAR