GREAT NEWS :
After 3 unsuccssful seasons with no offspring, the resident bonded pair of White Mute Swans at Franklin Pond had the blessing of bringing 5 new babies into the world.
Local residents who first spotted the young swans said there were originally 7. But as nature would have it, 2 did not survive.
If you ever find yourself passing the pond , make sure to take a look and see if you can spot them!
If you do happen to see them PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB ~
PHOTO CREDITS: "Photos by Laura" Laura Cooper Photography ( & some from Borasio's cell phone =) ! )
From WIKIPEDIA :
The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is aspeciesofswanand a member of the waterfowl family Anatidae. It is native to much of Eurasia, and (as a rare winter visitor) the far north of Africa. It is an introduced speciesin North America,Australasia and southern Africa. The name 'mute' derives from it being less vocal than other swan species.Measuring 125 to 170 cm (49 to 67 in) in length, this large swan is wholly white in plumage with an orange beak bordered with black. It is recognisable by its pronounced knob atop the beak, which is larger in males.