In my last post I briefly reported that the Canal pair of swans had failed in nesting this year.
On Saturday I found their nest abandoned and the pair sat on the bankside at the bottom of a garden looking like they were trying to build a nest.
Yesterday I went down to see them and lo and behold they had with them a little cygnet. Today I whizzed down to get some shots. I think the mother must have been sitting/brooding the chick when I saw them on Saturday. 1 cygnet isn't a very large brood for this nest site which in the past has hatched up to 8. Although little is know about this pair they could be new and inexperienced or old and less fertile.