A couple of days ago my swan-follower reader sent me a picture of the family on Hampstead Pond 1. All present and correct. (Cygnet number 5 was making a break over at the edge of the pond.)
But yesterday, on the Boating Pond, there were just the parents…..
The buzz is that the cygnets are never moved before November and often not till after Christmas so that seems unlikely. So were mum and dad just taking some time off from the kids? Had they dumped them on a different pond and taken flight? I am sure that lots of parents who have just sent their children back to school with a massive sigh of relief would sympathise if so. We await further sightings….