Sunday, 6 July 2008

Swans A Swimming

The lake in Pitville Park has had swans on it for ever, well it seems it, but sadly the female of the last breeding pair died back in June. She had swallowed a fishing hook and this caused her death. It is now left to the male swan to raise the nine cygnets that they successfully hatched this year. It is a real shame that this swan died like this, especially as fishing is banned on the lake at the moment. Here's hoping the young swans thrive and over time help to increase numbers on the lake.

8 comments:

Isadora said...

so 'civilization' struck again, huh. That is a shame and as you, I hope these little ones will grow and multiply.

magiceye said...

i reiterate isadora's comment.

heres to swans forever!

Murphy_jay said...

Poor thing..to die of such painful death.

Hope the babies will bring much life and beauty to the park again.

babooshka said...

You can probably appreciate by now how angry this has made me. Personally I know what I'd like to do with the fishing hook, and to whom. Poor beautiful creatures.

Jackie said...

That is a very sad story, what a horrible way for her to die. I hope the young ones make it and fill the lake with life again.

Marie said...

That's sad. I don't like hunters and fishers (?). Thank you very much for visiting my blog and commenting on my last post. That's a nice comment!
I had a good friend in London when I was very young (long ago). Her uncle had a pond in his "park". He had two swans in the pond. They were called Swan and Edgar. One day Edgar died......

brian said...

how sad! i hope the young ones make it ok...

D.C. Confidential said...

That is incredibly sad!

I think we should have t-shirts made: Swim on Pitville Nine! Or, Support the Pitville Nine Sans Hook, Line, and Sinker. Or, Go, Daddy! Go!

You'll have to keep us updated on the little ones.

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