I'm really pleased to say that the swans who came to the lake in our Park have stayed now for well over a year, maybe longer. I find time flies rather quickly now!
Yesterday the were hanging around where the stream enters the lake. We have had torrential rain lately, and the stream has been at its height, obviously bringing down goodies for ducks and swans!
They are nearly always together, and we are hoping they might be a pair. Young swans do not breed for 3 or 4 years after they become adult, so perhaps these two are just waiting for their really adult years to appear!
We did have a very large numbers of Canada geese on the lake, but they have gone off somewhere else now, and gulls, mostly black headed gulls, sit waiting on the lake now until someone appears with food, and then fly around screeching, and trying to get the bread from under the ducks' beaks!
If it gets colder, with snow, then the geese will come back, the gulls will stay, and the number of mallard ducks increase. Then it will be everyone for themselves when food appears!